Published On: Tue, Jun 5th, 2018

Kick-off shark week on the CARMABI beach with movie screening

WILLEMSTAD -  On Friday June 8th, on World Ocean Day, special attention is provided to the plastic pollution problem, with which our Oceans are also dealing. The informal Friday night starts with a happy hour from 6 to 7 PM followed by a movie screening of “A Plastic Ocean” on a big LED-screen.

Curacao Shark Week cover

The department NME (Nature and Environment Education) of Carmabi is initiator of this unique activity. The activity is also the kick-off of the Sharkweek 2018. This is the third year that the Save Our Sharks (SOS) project takes place on the Dutch Caribbean islands. During the Sharkweek the team will be at various locations to provide information about the importance of sharks. Students (basic and secondary education) are being made aware of the remarkable ecosystem under water and the importance of Sharks in the food chain, through special activities. The full program of the Sharkweek can be found on the Facebook page of Carmabi NME.

The NME department of Carmabi wants to show the movie to everyone that is (professionally) involved. There are many dive schools, restaurants, hotels, fishermen, (biology) teachers and similar organizations that are dealing with the sea life around us, economically or educationally. The entire Sharkweek is for a broad audience. There is, for example, a SharkArt competition on which the visitors of the World Ocean Day event and the Open Day can vote! The works of art are being displayed in the Marine Education Center of Carmabi the entire week.

Signing up for the World Ocean Day event is necessary and can be done on the Facebook page of Carmabi NME or by sending an e-mail to media@carmabi.org. Entrance is free and drinks will be available at happy hour prices between 6 pm and 7 pm. Please note: the number of seats is limited.

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