VIDEO OF THE WEEK
We Don’t Leave Our Dead Behind
Members of the United Houma Nation and the Pointe-Au-Chien Indian Tribe recount how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill destroyed their fishing and shrimping season in 2010 and the huge socio-economic impacts it left on their community.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: How Plants and Bacteria Work Together to Clean Up Oil
Bay Jimmy, Louisiana is one of many small bays in the Mississippi River Delta whose marshes were hit hard by Deepwater Horizon oil. Professor Sunshine Van Bael and her team at Tulane University collect samples from Bay Jimmy to determine how plants and bacteria work together to break down oil and clean up buried pockets in the marshes.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Join Us at the Ojai Film Festival
We are excited to be part of the Ojai Film Festival in beautiful Ojai, California. There are two screening opportunities for Dispatches from the Gulf 2:
- Friday, November 2 @ 1 pm – Ojai Art Center Theater
- Sunday, November 11 @ 10 am – Chaparral Auditorium
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.
Click here to watch the trailer.
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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Get Free DVDs (Dispatches 2)
DVDs of Dispatches 2 are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists.
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Stream Dispatches 1 & Short Videos
Digital versions of Dispatches 1 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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