VIDEO OF THE WEEK
A Frightening Story
In 2010, the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history occurred. Ever wonder what it was like when those who lived and worked along the Gulf of Mexico first heard about the Deepwater Horizon disaster? In a time marked by a never-ending series of extreme natural and man-made disasters, it’s a frightening story that speaks volumes about what society is facing today.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: The Psychological Impacts of an Oil Spill
Watermen, oil field workers, and those dependent upon tourism for their livelihood still struggle with anger and anxiety years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout. For generations, these Gulf residents have rebounded quickly from natural disasters, but were unprepared for how to deal with a man-made disaster.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Dispatches 2 Wins the Environment Award at the International Ocean Film Festival
On March 8 “Dispatches from the Gulf 2” screened at the International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco, where it won the Environment Award!
Photo courtesy of IOFF.
Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest offshore 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.
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Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to study the continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon 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.
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Stream Dispatches 1+2 and Short Videos
Digital versions of Dispatches 1+2 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
Dispatches short videos featuring human interest stories and exploring cutting-edge scientific case studies about the Gulf of Mexico are available on YouTube.
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.
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Supporting Dispatches educational materials including leaders’ guides, lesson plans, transcripts, posters, and student resources are available for download.
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Mensajes del Golfo de México
A Spanish subtitled version of Dispatches 1 is available via streaming.
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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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