Dr. Deacon Ritterbush, aka, "Dr. Beachcomb" Lecture: Everything You Want to Know about Sea Glass

Where:  Earl Warren Showgrounds - Warren Hall - Community Room

When: Saturday September 8th, 2018, 11:00am-12:00pm

 

Dr. Deacon Ritterbush is a lifelong beachcomber who has lived, worked and/or beachcombed throughout North America, the U.K., Europe, and the Pacific Island region. Since 2005, she has been at the forefront of educating people on the Beachcomb experience and is a recognized authority on sea glass, beach pottery and coastal conservation issues.

 An award-winning author, ("A Beachcomber's Odyssey"), Dr. Ritterbush is also the founder of the annual International Beachcombing Conferences as well as Hawai'i's First Sea Glass Festivals.

  She has published or been profiled in scores of print media including the Baltimore Sun, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Real Simple and Marie Claire, and had been the keynote speaker at Canada's Mermaid Tears Festival, Florida's Sea Bean Symposium, Washington's Beachcomb Fun Fair, and the NASGA Sea Glass Festival.

This is her first time to share her knowledge with California audiences.

To learn more, visit get website -  www.drbeachcomb.com - or Facebook, Instagram or Pintrest 

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Dr. Deacon Ritterbush & Gail Benjamin Lecture: Our Plastic Oceans: Where Plastic Debris Comes From and What Successful Campaigns to Combat it Look Like

Where:  Earl Warren Showgrounds - Warren Hall - Community Room

When: Saturday September 8th, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm

According to the June issue of National Geographic labeled “Planet or Plastic” 18 billion tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. Our oceans are saturated in plastic and as human beings inhabiting this planet WE are responsible for this disaster and only WE can mitigate the damage.

Gail Benjamin, a member of the Pacifica Beach Coalition in Pacifica, CA and owner of Left Coast Sea Glass  will speak about what you can do personally and in your community to begin to mitigate the amount of plastic that you and your community generate.

Dr. Deacon Ritterbush is a lifelong beachcomber who has lived, worked and/or beachcombed throughout North America, the U.K., Europe, and the Pacific Island region. Since 2005, she has been at the forefront of educating people on the Beachcomb experience and is a recognized authority on sea glass, beach pottery and coastal conservation issues.

 An award-winning author, ("A Beachcomber's Odyssey"), Dr. Ritterbush is also the founder of the annual International Beachcombing Conferences as well as Hawai'i's First Sea Glass Festivals.

  She has published or been profiled in scores of print media including the Baltimore Sun, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Real Simple and Marie Claire, and had been the keynote speaker at Canada's Mermaid Tears Festival, Florida's Sea Bean Symposium, Washington's Beachcomb Fun Fair, and the NASGA Sea Glass Festival.

This is her first time to share her knowledge with California audiences.

  To learn more, visit get website -  www.drbeachcomb.com - or Facebook, Instagram or Pintrest 

  Gail Benjamin

Gail Benjamin

  Dr Deacon Ritterbush aka "Dr. Beachcomb"

Dr Deacon Ritterbush aka "Dr. Beachcomb"

Elizabeth Roberts Lecture: Make Art Not Trash: An Artist’s Call to Action

Where:                                                                                                                                                            Earl Warren Showgrounds - Warren Hall - Community Room

When:                                                                                                                                             Saturday September 8th, 2018 3:30-4:30pm                                                                        Sunday September 9th, 2018,  12:00-1:00pm

A passionate advocate for clean oceans and coastal stewardship, Elizabeth Roberts spends much of her free time cleaning beaches and exploring Oregon’s watersheds. Over the years she has participated in large scale marine debris removal projects and research expeditions in the Gulf of Alaska and the Gulf of Maine. She uses marine debris to create art that inspires awareness about plastic pollution and how single use plastics and our consumer choices are impacting our oceans fragile ecosystems. Elizabeth has built sculptures for The Washed Ashore Project in Oregon, Bømlo Kunstlag in Norway and the Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg New York. You can see more of her work by following @marinedebris911 on Instagram.

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Mary T. McCarthy Lectures: The Healing Power of Beachcombing & Ways to Identify Your Sea Glass

Where:                                                                                                                                                            Earl Warren Showgrounds - Warren Hall - Community Room

When:                                                                                                                                             Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 12:30-1:30pm

The Healing Power of Beachcombing

Sunday September 9th, 2018, 10:30-11:30am

Ways to Identify Your Sea Glass

 

Mary recently became a Reiki master and founded thehealingbeach.com. She is also the founder and SeaEO of SeaCrate, a beach and ocean-themed monthly subscription box service. She serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Sea Glass Association where she is Education Chair. She lectures at many sea glass and beachcombing conferences around the country. She has been a professional writer and editor for 25 years including work at many magazines and newspapers. She blogged for Katie Couric, and appeared on The Today Show, and other TV programs. She has written three novels; her first reached #1 on the Amazon bestseller list. Mary is a mother of four on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where she enjoys kayaking and beachcombing. She is currently working on a nonfiction beachcombing book. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

 Mary T. McCarthy

Mary T. McCarthy

Greg Gorga Lecture: 13,000 years of Local Maritime History told with Postcards and Old Photographs

Where:                                                                                                                                                     Earl Warren Showgrounds - Warren Hall - Community Room

When:                                                                                                                                                Sunday September 9th, 2018, 1:30-2:30pm
 

A new addition to our lecture series this year is local, Greg Gorga of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.  Learn about the local ocean history as told through stories about pirates, shipwrecks, the largest naval disaster in U.S. history during peacetime, and the Point Conception Lighthouse.

Greg Gorga, Executive Director, joined the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in February 2007 as Director of Development, and has served as the Executive Director since May 2008. Gorga has a B.A. in English with a Psychology minor from Rutgers University.  He has more than fifteen years of experience working with nonprofit agencies, including Manager of Planning & Development for the Community Action Commission. Gorga is the current President of the Council of American Maritime Museums, and formerly served as Chair of the City of Santa Barbara Community Development & Human Services Committee.

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Announcing Speaker Line Up for 2018 Festival

Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds - Warren Hall - Community Room

 

Saturday September 8, 2018

12:30pm-1:30pm  Mary J McCarthy: The Healing Power of Beachcombing

2:00pm-3:00pm  Josie Iselin & Gail Benjamin:Our Plastic Oceans:  Where Plastic Debris Comes From and What Successful Campaigns to Combat it Look Like

3:30pm- 4:30pm  Elizabeth Roberts: Make Art Not Trash : An Artists Call to Action

Sunday September 9, 2018

10:30pm-11:30pm  Mary J McCarthy: Ways to Identify Your Sea Glass

12:00pm-1:00pm  Elizabeth Roberts: Make Art Not Trash : An Artists Call to Action

1:30pm-2:30pm Greg Gorga: 13,000 years of Local Maritime History told with Postcards and Old Photographs