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Beeswax wrap make-and-take and film screening

fabric infused with beeswax used to wrap food

Beeswax-infused fabric makes a great alternative to plastic wrap or plastic bags. It can be used to cover bowls, or to wrap a variety of foods. Beeswax has a low melting temperature. You can therefore mold it using the warmth of your hands. I am partnering with Anastasia State Park and The Amp’s Green Hands Initiative to offer a make-and-take beeswax wrap activity on Earth Day (April 22, 2019). The activity is free with regular park admission, but registration is required.

 

Film Screening

A poster for the film "The Smog of the Sea"

The beeswax wrap activity will occur in conjunction with a free screening of The Smog of the Sea. This documentary chronicles a research expedition through the Sargasso Sea and makes a call to action for rethinking single-use plastic. The 30-minute film features marine scientist Marcus Eriksen and a crew comprised of renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spear fisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham. We will show it in the  Anastasia Watersports Classroom in the park. The event will be from 1-2:30 pm (film and activity). We will discuss other ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste that we create.

 

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