Plastic Garbage Patch lecture explores waste in Pacific Ocean

What is the so-called Plastic Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean really all about? In the fall of 2012, renowned author, adventurer and conservationist Jonathan Waterman decided to investigate. He’ll discuss his findings at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Setting out as the ship journalist from San Diego on a two-masted sailboat, Waterman wrote dispatches for National Geographic and learned the shocking truth about our “plastic” oceans. In this presentation, he tells the story of this 2,500-mile journey with breathtaking photographs and video, showing visual evidence with firsthand knowledge of the true extent of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. In an upbeat and positive fashion, he shows how we can take steps as consumers to work our way out of this crisis.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

Last Updated March 20, 2014