2014-01-30 / Island Life

Green Team to host ‘green’ movie series

Join the UTMSI Green Team at their second annual Green Team Film Series.

The free monthly movie on an environmental subject is on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361.

The series is hosted at the PACT in collaboration with KPAB.

February’s film, “Shell Shocked,” begins at 6 p.m. with an introduction of the topic by a local guest speaker.

A synopsis of the movie follows: “’Shell Shocked, Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves,’ explores the importance and fragility of wild oysters in cleaning water and building ecosystems for other marine life. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared ‘the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth’ and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and high school students are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world, New York Harbor.”

The next scheduled movie in the series is Tuesday, March 11.

The UTMSI Green Team is a volunteer group of faculty, staff, and students at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute that is dedicated to improving the environmental sustainability at UTMSI.

The mission of the UTMSI Green Team is to reduce the environmental impact of UTMSI and promote stewardship of our natural resources.

The team meets every other month to discuss issues such as resource conservation, recycling, and community outreach.

For more information about the film series contact Colleen McCue at 749-3153.

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