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Save the Oceans

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

15-year-old Sena Wazer helps the oceans. She will lead a workshop to help others learn to reduce pollution including plastics that damage the environment.

On May 3 in Eastford, you can learn how to save the oceans with the leadership of 15-year-old Sena Wazer of Mansfield who’s been an activist for clean oceans since age five. According to the Natural Resources Defense Fund, Sena “gives us hope for the future.” Sena will bring “A Plastic Ocean” workshop to Eastford on May 3 at 6:30pm in the Eastford Town Office Building’s lower level, accessible from the Eastford Elementary School Parking Lot, 12 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242. The event is free and open to the public. For information contact: 860-341-2077 or www.townofeastford.org.

Sena’s activism began when she was five years old and her father, Edward Wazer, gave her a copy of “Ibis: A True Whale Story.” Ibis was a young whale that escaped from one of the massive ocean fish nets. Then Sena learned that most whales and other marine mammals caught in those nets die there.

“I cried for three days. Finally my dad said, ‘Well, if you don’t like something, then do something about it,'” recalls Sena. She learned about the Cetacean Society International, an all-volunteer organization based in West Hartford, CT. With guidance from CSI, Sena began teaching other young nature lovers about the plight of whales and other sea animals that die after consuming plastic bags. Sena’s latest project is “A Plastic Ocean,” an interactive program to help people learn how to reduce plastic consumption in the hope of reducing plastics in our oceans.

Over the past 10 years, with the help of her father and mother Raluca Mocanu, Sena has traveled to the U.S. Capitol to meet elected officials, became President of CSI’s Youth Group, and Co-director of Communications for the Sunrise CT hub, which is part of the larger Sunrise Movement that works to make climate change an urgent priority across America. She interacts with politicians, researchers and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations), organizes public outreach events, makes public service announcements, does fundraising, and has worked as an educator on a whale watching boat in her efforts on behalf of cetaceans and the environment. In 2019 in her home town of Mansfield, CT she helped pass a plastic bag ban. She is finishing her last semester at Manchester Community College, after which she will transfer to UCONN.

For additional information about Sena and the work of CSI, go towww.nrdc.org/stories/13-year-old-gives-us-hope-future

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
townofeastford.org

Organizer

Town of Eastford
Phone:
860-933-8102
Email:
carol.davidge@snet.net
Website:
https://www.eastfordct.org/townofeastford

Other

Contact
carol.davidge@snet.net

Venue

Eastford Elementary School
12 WEstford Rd.
Eastford, CT 06242 United States
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