Dispatches E-News: Join Us at the DC Environmental Film Festival, Beam Me Up Scottie & War in the Gulf (03/07/18)


Join Us at the DC Environmental Film Festival

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative invites you and a guest to the world premiere screening of “Dispatches from the Gulf 2” at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:00 pm – Screening
Followed by a Panel Discussion with esteemed scientists Rita Colwell, Cynthia Smith, Charles Wilson and the filmmakers.

The screening is free, but reservations are required. We’re filling up rapidly, so please follow this link to register today!
Use the code Carnegie (case sensitive).

Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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The Star Trek Effect

During a break from discussing their serious academic endeavors, Dr. Tamay Özgökmen (University of Miami) and Dr. Chris Reddy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) light-heartedly impart how the television series “Star Trek” inspired them to pursue science and how it still guides them today.


GulfCast: My Town Was A War Zone

“When I first heard about the spill, my first concern was if any lives were lost. We have so many people in the oil industry that it was very likely that somebody I knew would have been on the rig.” — Wayne Keller.

Wayne Keller, Grand Isle, Louisiana’s Port Director, describes the unsettling events that happened in his small barrier island community just after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Though the disaster occurred in 2010, those first few days are still fresh in his memory.


Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest oil spill in U.S. history – a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem with the ultimate goal of learning how to better cope with future oil spills.
Click here to watch the trailer.

Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to comprehensively study the impact of Deepwater Horizon and find new ways to ease the devastation. Includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive, and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks.
Click here to watch the trailer.

Get Free DVDs
DVDs of Dispatches 1, Dispatches 2 and Dispatches Short Videos (2 Discs) are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
Click here to fill out a DVD request form.

Stream the Short Videos and the Documentaries
Dispatches short videos featuring human interest stories and exploring cutting-edge scientific case studies are available on YouTube.
If you would like to stream the full documentaries online or in digital format, send an e-mail request to screenscope@screenscope.com.

Listen to the Podcast
GulfCastthe Dispatches From The Gulf podcast — is available on the following platforms:

Host a Screening
Host a Dispatches screening at schools, libraries, universities, science centers, museums, community centers, or environmental organizations — especially around the anniversary of Deepwater Horizon (April 2018). Guest speakers and panelists can be arranged.
Click here to fill out a Screening request form.

Educational Materials
Supporting Dispatches educational materials including leaders’ guides, lesson plans, transcripts, posters, and student resources are available for download.
Click here to access.

Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming or DVD.
Send an e-mail request to screenscope@screenscope.com.

Access the Archive
Click here to access the Dispatches From The Gulf newsletter archive.

Dispatches is made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).
Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.

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