Whales in our Oceans and the Perils they May Face
February 1, 2022 @ 7:00PM — 8:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
This talk is with Catherine Uden, South Florida Field Rep for Oceana. She will talk about whales in Southwest Florida and the perils they face from all the elements affecting our oceans, pollution, global warming and over fishing.
Catherine has a passion for educating others, especially our youth, about ocean conservation issues. She has 15 years of experience as a teacher in the Broward County Public School System. Catherine received a P3 Eco Challenge Award for Environmental Stewardship in her school. Through her work as an educator, she has worked with youth environmental clubs, taught environmental activism, trained youth in engaging with city sustainability boards and lawmakers, and collaborated with the next generation of ocean advocates at the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit in Sarasota.
Her passion for the ocean comes from her background as a stand-up paddleboarder. She has developed a love and appreciation for marine animals, and for protecting Florida waters from plastic pollution, a problem she sees firsthand at her home beach. She has enjoyed stand-up paddle racing and surfing, teaching others to paddle, leading stand-up paddle board waterway cleanups, and exploring the ocean with her husband and two sons. Catherine believes strongly in a quote by David Suzuki, "unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can't expect them to help protect and care for it."
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