The Smog of the Sea Educational Resources

April 05, 2017

In case you missed it, The  Smog Of The Sea, is a new documentary from filmmaker Ian Cheney (King Corn), that chronicles a 1-week research expedition through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Jack becomes a citizen scientist, joining marine scientist Marcus Eriksen, renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham to study plastic in the ocean. The film, which includes live action footage, underwater cinematography, and an original song by Jack, provides an artful call to action for rethinking single-use plastic. 

To complement the film and support Jack’s plastic free initiatives on tour this summer, we are providing tools on  The Smog of the Sea website for community action, and for teachers to dive deeper into the issue of plastic ocean pollution and solutions. There are a variety of resources for Educators and their students, including scientific lesson plans, art and creative writing activities, and ideas for student action projects. To encourage individuals and community groups to Take Action we share online campaigns, toolkits, and organizing strategies to reduce single-use plastic bags, water bottles, straws, styrofoam and more. Learn more at The Smog Of The Sea website.