Michael Doshi: The Gnarly Beach Cleaner

Podcast Episode #52

Doshi is THE Gnarly Beach Cleaner, using Instagram and public engagement to spread awareness about ocean plastic pollution in super funny and positive ways. In this episode we talk about the origins of GnarlyBeachCleaner, the ridiculously hilarious videos he makes, Dr. Dude and Gnar Gnar, the #makeitfunmovement, the South Pacific plastic gyre, and Doshi’s role in educating the public about this issue he’s so passionate about. Prepare to laugh and be inspired!

Follow him on Instagram @gnarlybeachcleaner, check out his Vimeo channel, and watch his hilarious video compilation.

Megan Cook: Nautilus Live and Ocean Exploration Trust Science Communicator

Podcast Episode #43

Megan is the Community STEM Program Coordinator at Ocean Exploration Trust. This fish-loving, science communication extrovert provides ocean exploration education to people around the globe via Nautilus Live. Hear about Megan’s journey becoming an ocean science communicator from growing up in Idaho and the incredible diversity of experiences she had as the 2012 Our World Underwater Rolex Scholarship recipient.

Follow Megan on Facebook and Twitter, follow Nautilus Live on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit nautiluslive.org and visit oceanexplorationtrust.org to learn more.

This week’s podcast episode is brought to you by Truli Wetsuits, wetsuits for the woman ocean adventurer. Find yours at truliwetsuits.com and be truli yourself in the water.

Charlotte Vick: Mission Blue Director of Engagement

Podcast Episode #39

Charlotte is the Director of Engagement at Mission Blue, working with partners worldwide to facilitate, support, and fund ocean education, science, and policy efforts. In other words, she’s all ocean, all the time! Hear from this top notch ocean advocate about her work with Google Earth’s Ocean Layer, Hope Spots, Fisheries Science, Conservation Marketing, and Policy.

Follow Charlotte on Twitter and Facebook and follow Mission Blue on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visit mission-blue.org to learn more.

This week’s podcast episode is brought to you by Truli Wetsuits, wetsuits for the woman ocean adventurer. Find yours at truliwetsuits.com and be truly yourself in the water.

Tom Fitz: Emmy award-winning underwater cameraman

Podcast Episode #38

Tom is an Emmy award-winning cameraman, above and below the ocean’s surface, dividing his time between freelancing for the BBC’s Natural History Unit and overseeing his educational non-profit Schoolyard Films that provides free environmental education films to K-12 classrooms worldwide. Hear career highlights from beauty in the Arctic to fear in Patagonia to a constant respect while filming the animals that call the underwater world home across the globe.

Follow @schoolyardfilms on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and visit schoolyardfilms.org to access all available teaching resources. Visit Tom’s professional website at fitzpro.tv.

Kristal Ambrose: Founder of Bahamas Plastic Movement

Podcast Episode #37

Kristal is an environmental scientist, conservationist, and activist sparking a plastic pollution revolution with her non-profit Bahamas Plastic Movement. In 2014, she was awarded the Environmental Youth Leader Award by the Bahamian government. Hear Kristal’s enthusiasm about educating Bahamian youth, about her experiences that led her to dedicate her life to improving the health of the ocean, and her perspectives on the future of the Bahamian people and their relationship to their environment.

Follow @bahamasplasticmovement on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Visit bahamasplasticmovemnet.org and their YouTube channel to learn more!