Merryspring webinar to listen to “Repurposing Marine Plastic Waste into Art and Education Programs”

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James Rutter, Ph.D., will lead an online presentation titled “Repurposing Marine Plastic Waste into Artistic and Educational Programs” at a webinar hosted by the Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 25, at 12 p.m.

This presentation will focus on the issue of marine debris and innovative solutions applied for the recycling of plastic waste from the aquaculture industry. The talk will include a new initiative between the Maine Sea Grant and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, which includes a community-based digital crafting center and several educational programs.

Rutter, Director of Technology for Haystack Mountain School, will show examples of work from the project and explain how discarded plastic items are repurposed into works of art or functional objects. The show will also provide practical advice and ideas for anyone interested in repurposing marine plastic waste into art or educational programs. This event is perfect for artists, educators, and anyone interested in the impact of marine debris on the environment. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the issue and learn how to positively influence their communities.

This program is part of Merryspring’s Spring Online Talk series, sponsored by Renys – A Maine Adventure, and co-sponsored by the Camden Riverhouse Hotel.

Access to a computer or smart device is required to attend. Please email [email protected] to register for this program. Zoom links are sent in the morning of conversations. Conversations are not recorded.

Attendance is free for all.

Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, planted gardens, wildlife, and environmental and gardening educational programs year-round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, off Route 1 in Camden behind the Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information about this program, please contact [email protected] or call 207-236-2239.