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October 23 – Plastic Paradise movie screening

BRAS Monthly Presentation
Movie: Plastic Paradise
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center\'s Education Center
Summary: Where does the plastic go?

\"EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go?\"

This month\'s Baton Rouge Audubon program will be a bit different. We will feature a screening of the movie Plastic Paradise. A description of the movie from the website (

\"Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it\'s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.\"

We will also feature a local tie-in by hearing from speakers from PaddleBR, a local grassroots organization that has been working tirelessly to clean up and improve waterways around Baton Rouge, focusing particularly on Bayou Fountain and Bayou Manchac.

The program will start at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Please RSVP by sending an email to so that we can add your name to the Bluebonnet Swamp guest list. Admission is free for Baton Rouge Audubon Society members and $3.00 for non-members.
Please note that the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center\'s Education Center is the newly renovated building just to the south (the left) of the Nature Center. Parking is accessible by turning west onto North Glenstone Place; the Education Center will be straight ahead on the right as the street curves.

Location: Bluebonnet Swamp NC -EDUCATION BUILDING
BRAS Members Only: No