Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala 2011
On Friday, September 16, we will celebrate the important work of the Reef Check Foundation, on the sand, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. It will be an evening featuring never-before-seen footage from the world’s leading underwater filmmakers along with an opportunity to meet some of the thousands of volunteer divers who monitor these essential natural resources. The evening will also recognize the contributions of three “Heroes of the Reef” each having demonstrated an exemplary commitment to ocean conservation: Howard & Michele Hall and Wyland.
I had the good fortune of going on a Reef Check internship to Thailand to survey the coral reefs of the Andaman Sea a few years ago, so I was ecstatic when I was asked to speak about my experience as a Reef Check Eco-Diver a.k.a “citizen marine biologist” as part of this event. Of course I couldn’t dress in “normal” attire 🙂
About to go on stage to speak, with fellow Reef Check Volunteers!
With Artist Wyland!