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Upcycled Plastic Hawiian Style Weaving with Local Environmental Educator and Artist Rachael Kippen

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

this interactive workshop, participants will learn some basics about agricultural plastic use in the Monterey Bay area, both the sustainability benefits provided by the material, and some of the storm water quality and waste management challenges. Guests will then weave retrieved agricultural plastic irrigation drip tape that was recovered from a farm in restoration by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. Participants will connect the harvesting and weaving of the plastic to the Hawaiian cultural weaving of lauhala. Participants will create their own weaving of agricultural plastic that they will be able to take home with them and decorate how they see fit

Coffee, tea and breakfast treats will be provided!

Date: May 25th

Time: 10am-12pm

Fee: $15 per person age 10 and up

** All proceeds will be donated to O'Neill Sea Odyssey

What to Bring: an old framed canvas painting that you have one to upcycle (frames will also be provided at the workshop).

Location: Sanctuary Exploration Center. 35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95060.

Register ONLINE

For questions please contact: explorationcenter@noaa.gov

About the Artist: Rachel Kippen is a local environmental educator who, over years of facilitating beach cleanups and working alongside Elkhorn Slough at agricultural property cleanups, has created upcycled plastic debris artwork. As a native Hawaiian, Rachel connected weaving agricultural plastics to the cultural practice of Hawaiian lauhala, and the consideration of natural versus synthetic materials throughout generations.

Cost: $15

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