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The Scottish Maritime Museum will be hosting a weekend raising awareness of the issues of climate change and its effects on our coastal regions and oceans. There will be exhibitions, talks, children’s activities, and workshops for all ages.

Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine: Ocean Posters Against Plastic Pollution exhibition and talk
The international student design project visually inspires and stuns. Here from the exhibition’s co-curator Dr John Ennis about the incredible project that calls for change in the way we interact with the environment around us.

A Plastic Ocean documentary screening
On Saturday 25 September there with be screenings of the 20-minute version of the fascinating and eye-opening documentary A Plastic Ocean, 2016, directed by journalist Craig Leeson.

A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

David Attenborough, who appears in the documentary, called it, “One of the most important films of our time.”

If you would like to see the feature length documentary it will be screened at 11am and 2pm on Sunday 26 September.

Scottissh Maritime Museum Dumbarton: The Loving Earth Project
Join us for the opening weekend of this global community project, celebrating the people and places those creating the works love whilst raising awareness of the environmental issues endangering them.

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