His talk, “Plastic Pollution Needs Bigger Solutions”, exposes the actual scale of oceanic contamination and makes the case for global, systemic changes to elicit any tangible improvements.

Chris is a trained marine ecologist, writer, and educator who was born and raised in Southern California. He has spent the last 15 years interpreting marine science research and developing interactive teaching programs that have enlightened a wide range of audiences, from elementary students to senior citizens. He has a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UC Santa Cruz and he’s currently earning a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in science-writing. For over 5 years, he was the Visitor Programs Manager for the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory. In 2014 he moved to Newport with his wife, as her marine science career brought her closer to the Atlantic. Chris also works on Schooner Madeleine and is a scientific SCUBA diver who previously created courses on reef biology and ecology for use in Dive Master training.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx



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