Our friends at Missouri River Relief present a free film screening in Rocheport

IMG_6628Our friends at Missouri River Relief present this free screening in Rocheport tonight via the Big Muddy Speakers org. Tuesday, May 5th on the lower floor of the Les Bourgeois Bistro in Rocheport, MO at 7:00 p.m.

"Exxpedition - Making the Unseen Seen - Pollution in our Rivers and Oceans" Film & Discussion - presented by retired USGS Scientist and Exxpedition team member, Diana Papoulias. Read more about Exxpedition.

Diana Papoulias was part of an all-women crew that sailed the Atlantic Ocean sampling for distribution and environmental impacts of plastic on our oceans. She will be screening a film about her expedition, followed with an update on the science and a discussion with the audience.

On the 16th of November 2014 eXXpedition launched the first mission with a crew of 14 women setting sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of answers relating the health of our environment to the health of our bodies. Along an eXXpedition voyage the crew sample the Ocean for plastics and pollutants, feeding in these samples to wider studies investigating the impacts of toxics and plastics pollutants and linking this sampling to narratives of ecosystem health, personal health and the products we consume. Explore the issue of plastics, chemicals, endocrine disruptors and carcinogens in our personal and global environment that can cause disease.

Check their website for details and links to more info - http://bigmuddyspeakers.org/events/event/exxpeditionfilm_roche-2016/