Texas Sea Grant is organizing a public screening of the documentary film STRAWS (www.strawsfilm.com) followed by a panel discussion on April 20th @ 4pm in Rudder Theater.
In 2015, Texas A&M University graduate student Christine Figgener found a sea turtle in the wild with a straw in its nose. She filmed the straw removal, posted her video on YouTube and it went viral. This video helped propel a worldwide movement to reduce the use of straws and other unnecessary single-use plastics and this movement is documented in the film STRAWS (http://www.strawsfilm.com/).
As part of our Earth Day celebration at TAMU On April 20, 2018, from 4-5:30 pm, we are showing the STRAWS film in Rudder Theatre to the TAMU community (see attached flyer). The film is only 30 minutes long. Immediately following the film a panel of students and local celebrities including Christine Figgener, one of the STRAWS film stars, will discuss straws and other single-use plastics, their impacts on wildlife, the environment and human health and solutions for reducing ocean plastic.