Ending the year 2016, we'd like to include a new emphasis in the SEA-Media family: interconnectedness. This article exemplifies this theme with 3 very different, but related movies. The first is a visual overview of the path of the water, from bears to an octopus, by Nancy Sefton. She titled it: Drop By Drop to Puget Sound: IslandWood Naturescapes, Teacher Resources for Environmental Education.
Knowing that our waters are downhill from our watersheds, and how we treat our watersheds have immense impact on our waters, this second movie, Port Gamble Uplands Trailhead - Beaver Pond Trail, celebrates the forests we still have, and that we can continue to protect. Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, West Sound Chapter, has been working with Great Peninsula Conservancy, North Kitsap Trails Association, Kitsap Forest and Bay Coalition, Forterra, and other groups to help these forests remain forests. The many important roles these forests play in our watersheds and in the waters below them is finally beginning to be appreciated.
Lastly, another example of our marine waters being downhill from everywhere is the quantity of plastics that accumulate on our beaches. This short movie by Liesl Clark, Plastic is Forever, gives you a chance to eavesdrop as a family discovers the extent to which a local beach is host to plastics of all sorts.
Follow this link to the movie, as I was unable to embed it successfully.