Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), the Quiksilver Foundation and Quiksilver athletes got together to highlight SAS’s ongoing environmental campaigns and new educational programme on World Ocean Day. The launch of the SAS’s new education programme promoting marine conservation and activism took place on Wednesday 8th June at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
Quiksilver athletes including professional Roxy sailor Sam Davies (4th place, 2009 Vendee Globe race, 1st Woman to finish, 1st British finish) and top UK professional surfer Toby Donachie joined SAS to talk about their inspirational oceanic stories, passion and motivation for protecting the marine environment.
250 local primary & secondary school students joined the SAS campaigns team to learn more about SAS’s ongoing environmental, health & wave protection campaigns. Students also got the chance to play SAS’s new interactive marine conservation board game, MARINEOPOLY, which was a huge hit on the day! This colourful 3m x 3m board game helped bring SAS’s environmental issues to life in an exciting and engaging way for all those attending and will be available to schools booking SAS educational talks in the future.
SAS and the Quiksilver Foundation hope the event helped inspire these up and coming eco-ambassadors. Over the next 2 years, SAS will work closely with the Quiksilver Foundation to reach out to an even greater number of young people with environmental, health & wave protection resources. Schools from the south-west and around the UK can book one of SAS’s interactive sessions by contacting SAS campaign officer Dom Ferris on 01872 555 950 or emailing [email protected]
SAS worked closely with Sci-Art Solutions developing its new educational programme including the MARINEOPOLY board game.
Surfers Against Sewage would like to thank Sam Davies, Toby Donachie, the Quiksilver Foundation, Symphony Environmental and Sci-Art Solutions for their support on the day.
The Quiksilver Foundation is a long-term supporter of Surfers Against Sewage and are supporting SAS’s educational programme in 2011 & 2012.
Sci-Art Solutions was conceptualised by marine scientist Dr Joanna Henley. Joanna has a Masters degree in marine resource management and a PhD in science communication through visual art media. Having observed the natural world, through scientific enquiry, and represented it, in a creative way, for as long as she can remember, she devised the concept for a company that uses visual means of communicating scientific information to the general public. Joanna is managing director of Sciart Solutions and works collaboratively with a wider team of specialists including graphic designers, 3D designers, web/media specialists, copywriters and photographers.