According to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, more than a million birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die every year from eating or getting entangled in plastic. Often times sea animals see floating plastic bags and confuse them for food (like jelly fish) In addition Jellyfish blooms are spiking at an alarming rate, and scientist believe that human induced stresses like overfishing, habitat modification, eutrophication, and climate change are contributors.

Library/Media Specialist, Andrea Zampitella, Connect and Commit’s Lauren D. Winterer, local artist Amy Eastwood Brown, and WHS art students are working to produce a large-scale jellyfish sculpture made from collected trash found around the area that will be displayed in conjunction with photography by Jerry Takigawa, Robert Rindler, David Welch and Jeremy Underwood at the Griffin Museum of Photography

Please join us for the opening next Wednesday, May 27th from 7:00- 9:00 PM. We will have food and refreshments as well as live music by the wonderful,Post Modern Authors as we celebrate the hard work of WHS art students.

All proceeds go to the Ocean Conservancy Organization