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SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER - SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER 2023
9am-4:30pm

CHESTER ZOO, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND

CHESTER ZOO YOUTH SYMPOSIUM

We’re delighted to announce that our Youth Symposium will be returning Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2023 and we are inviting young people from across the country to share their experiences, knowledge and passion for conservation!

 

 ‘From Science to Cinema: My Evolution as an Ocean Advocate’

KEYNOTE: INKA CRESSWELL 

Embark on an inspiring journey with Wildlife Filmmaker and Photographer, Inka Cresswell, as she takes you behind the scenes of her extraordinary career in ocean conservation. With a background in Marine Biology and a passion for capturing the beauty of our oceans, Inka’s storytelling has led her to explore marine protected areas around the world, coral restoration initiatives, and even explore the world of shark tagging.

Join her as she shares tales of her adventures and collaborations with leading scientists and camera professionals worldwide. Through captivating visuals and heartfelt narratives, Inka delves into the world of wildlife filmmaking and photography, offering advice to aspiring conservationists. Discover the art of making conservation accessible, and be inspired to join the wave of change in safeguarding our precious marine ecosystems.

 

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BLU WILD EXPEDITIONS

HOSTED BY MARINE BIOLOGIST MADS ST CLAIR AND WILDLIFE FILMMAKER 
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02-08 FEBRUARY 2024
RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA

RAJA AMPAT FILMMAKING AND MARINE BIOLOGY LIVEABOARD DIVE TRIP

Join us on an immersive liveaboard expedition to Raja Ampat in February 2024! Led by marine biologist, Mads St Clair, and underwater filmmaker, Inka Cresswell, this expedition will take us to a remote archipelago known for its stunning coral reefs and rich marine biodiversity. Join this extraordinary adventure to create lasting memories in one of the world's most pristine scuba diving destinations.

Participants will be able to complete 24 scuba dives and have access to UW Filmmaking workshops and Marine science presentations 

 

COMING SOON

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SUNDAY JULY 9TH 2023 10AM PT/12PM CST/ 1PM ET / 17:00 GMT - DIGITAL

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY/ FILMMAKING FOR CONSERVATION ACTION WORKSHOP

Girls Who Click offers FREE nature photography workshops to teen girls, ages 13-18. We have partnered with a group of generous and talented full-time photographers who will be teaching workshops in different locations around the United States. Our goal is to inspire a new generation of female photographers and conservationists. Email us at info@GirlsWhoClick.org for more information on any of these workshops! We are currently adding workshops for in-person and online for 2023! Sign up for workshop notifications to be the first to know. 

As a Marine Biologist and wildlife filmmaker Inka uses her camera to educate people about our blue spaces. During this workshop she will take you through the basics of underwater camera work and how you can use your camera as a tool to drive conservation action.

Learn more about Inka on her Girls Who Click photographer page.

This workshop is for girls and female-identified youth ages 13-18. We do make age exceptions for motivated students. This workshop is free.

Please remember to have a parent/guardian to fill out the online waiver. If a participant is over 18, please fill out the form yourself.

 

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8TH JUNE 2023
THE WAVE BRISTOL UK, LISBON PORTUGAL AND DIGITAL

WORLD OCEAN DAY FOR SCHOOLS

Join kids and teachers around the world for a fun, interactive day of learning about our blue planet. Now in its sixth year, World Ocean Day for schools excites kids about the blue spaces around them and how they can help protect these fascinating ecosystems for life. Register for free, and you’ll get more materials ahead of June 8.

 

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OCTOBER 11TH 2022
BRISTOL,UK

CAN THE OCEANS BE HEALTHIER THAN WE HAVE EVER KNOWN?


SPEAKERS: INKA CRESSWELL, CHARLES CLOVER, HUGO TAHOLM, TOM KAY

Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. Each year we bring together makers and mavericks, founders and futurists, adventurers and investors, for three days in one of the most radical cities in the world. 

 

Join our purpose-led gathering for two days of inspirational sessions and speakers in central Bristol, followed by a final day of activity-led networking at The Wave, one of Europe’s premier sporting venues.

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SEPTEMBER 21ST 2022
FALMOUTH, CORNWALL
AT LAST LIGHT


SPEAKERS: INKA CRESSWELL, WYL MENMUIR, OCTAVIA BRIGHT & EMMA HARPER

Happy World Ocean Day ! We’re so excited you’re here. 

The day starts at 9am BST with a live assembly hosted by Marine Biologist & Filmmaker, Inka Cresswell. Then we’ll kick off our live lessons (links to register below). You’ll also find lots amazing lessons, activities & films here ready for you to access any time.Remember last year, when we goaded you all into taking a dip at dawn with the promise of an inspiring breakfast afterwards? Well we're at it again, but this time we have dusk in our sights. A hidden cove and subtropical garden in Falmouth Bay, a bracing swim, and inspiring speakers, drinks and food to sate your appetite for all things sea? At Last Light is here...

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JUNE 8th 2022
DIGITAL

WORLD OCEANS DAY FOR SCHOOLS


HOSTED BY INKA CRESSWELL

Happy World Ocean Day ! We’re so excited you’re here. 

The day starts at 9am BST with a live assembly hosted by Marine Biologist & Filmmaker, Inka Cresswell. Then we’ll kick off our live lessons (links to register below). You’ll also find lots amazing lessons, activities & films here ready for you to access any time.

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NOVEMBER 15th 2021 
BRISTOL, UK & DIGITAL

CHANGING THE TIDE


WITH PIPPA EHRLICH, INKA CRESSWELL, ALASTAIR HARRIS, GILDASANDRIAMALALA & SWATI THIYAGARAJAN

Climate change is not an abstract forecast, it is a real, present and intensifying threat to our oceans and each and every person on our planet.  This decade is our last chance to safeguard our future and without healthy seas, Earth cannot sustain life as we know it.

Our oceans harbour millions of species that underpin an infinite web of ecological networks, and remarkable ecosystems like mangroves and kelp forests have an important role to play in coastal protection, carbon sequestration and supporting vulnerable coastal communities. Hear from practitioners and storytellers working on the front lines of the ocean climate emergency about scalable solutions that offer hope for people and nature.

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JUNE 26- JULY 1ST 2021
DIGITAL
Keynote: 
Inka Cresswell

Co-founded by Captain Planet Foundation and Lonely Whale, the Ocean Heroes Network and Bootcamp empower existing and emerging youth leaders to create their own campaigns to take action against ocean plastic pollution. The campaigns created by Ocean Heroes support the achievement of UN SDG 14.1 by 2025

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OCEAN ACTIVIST CAMP
 
June 10th 2021
 
STREAMING LIVE FROM St AGNES CORNWALL

REFRAMING THE BLUE ECONOMY with Inka Cresswell Hugo Tagholm and marine Stewardship Council 

IMMERSE / ALIGN  / CONNECT 

The ocean is the life support system of our planet, critical to regulating our climate and ecosystems. With the @G7 due to arrive in Cornwall, I'm joining @FinisterreUK to call on the world’s most powerful nations to make seven commitments to prioritise the protection of our ocean.We’re nearing the point of no return. We have the opportunity to drive real change, but if we do nothing, our own future and that of our ocean is far less certain.

 

I'm proud to be joining @FinisterreUK at #Sea7 - their live streamed ocean activist workshop.We all have the power to act, and right now the ocean needs our action more than ever. That's why I've joined Finisterre to call on the @G7 to commit to protecting our ocean and to learn how I can do more to take action. #Sea7Activist #OceanActivist

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
 
February 11th 2021
5:25pm GMT
 
DIGITAL ON CLUBHOUSE
WOMEN IN SCIENCE
with CHARLIE YOUNG, INKA CRESSWELL, LIZZIE DALY, FRANCESCA TROTMAN, MADS ST CLAIRE, SARAH ROBERTS, MEGAN MCCUBIN AND REBECCA DANIEL

For International Women and Girls in Science Day, the Director of The Marine Diaries will be joined by other fabulous ladies in marine science.

We'll be sharing our stories, research and experiences! Everyone is welcome.

If you're not on clubhouse yet, not to worry - we'll be recording the session and sharing it on other platforms!

 

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ULTRAMARINE SUMMIT
 
February 3rd-5th 2021
DIGITAL
WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINES
with CRISTINA MITTERMEIER DR. ERIKA WOOLSEY, INKA CRESSWELL, LIZZIE DALY and MALAIKA VAZ

Join us on  February 5th for a discussion on ocean storytelling and women on the frontlines of ocean conservation. Moderated by Cristina Mittermeier, Dr Erika Woolsey, Inka Cresswell, Lizzie Daly and Malaika Vaz share stories from the field, what makes an effective story for wildlife filmmaking and how film and photography can be used to inspire ocean conservation action. 

ULTRAMARINE 2021 will take place February 3-5, 2021, and feature a virtual event for its annual summit, with hosts and speakers, live streaming from Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, and around the world!

 

Ultramarine aims to inspire people who are successful doers to bring their skills to ocean conservation, and to bring ocean conservation into their fields.

 

We seek to broaden the set of capable people contributing to the cause of ocean conservation. We believe inspiration works best when a community develops meaningful bonds, which happens when people are both learning and having fun sharing new experiences.

 

We bring together luminaries from all around the world in four main categories:

Ocean Impact Investors

Ocean Entrepreneurs

Policy & Research

Artists and Storytellers

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MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY AGM & ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

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19th November 2020
DIGITAL
WILDLIFE FILMMAKING TALK WITH INKA CRESSWELL AND LIZZIE DALY

Join us on Thursday 19 November from 5pm for our online AGM and annual conference

 

We’ll be coming together in search of some ocean optimism and to let our supporters know what we’ve been doing during these unprecedented times to recover, protect and continue to celebrate our seas.

 

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19th-23rd OCT 2020
WILDSCREEN VIRTUAL EDITION
 BRISTOL, UK

'MY 25: The Ocean Between Us' - Film Screening 

 

The 2020 Official Selection honours 35 productions, including 17 feature length and 18 short films, that are as diverse in style and subject as the natural world. The entries hail from 14 countries across 5 continents, each bringing a new perspective to the natural world and humanity’s relationship with it.

The myriad of complex relationships that exist between humans and nature features heavily amongst the selections which Wildscreen hopes will make a powerful contribution to the discussion on inclusion and diversity within the wildlife and conservation sector globally.

We received hundreds of submissions and worked with a team of pre-selectors and programmers to curate a screening programme that features original and creative stories about the natural world. The natural world is beautifully diverse and this strength will be reflected through the voices heard, tools used and stories shared within the Wildscreen Official Selection. 

 

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'MY 25: The Ocean Between Us' - Film Screening 

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is a must-attend event for thought-leaders in biodiversity, film and major conservation organizations.

WCFF brings together activists, experts filmmakers, non-governmental enthusiasts, representatives of the public and private sector, youth, scholars as well as wide audiences from all walks of life. We honor the projects and causes that individuals sometimes risk their lives to pursue. Attracting a diverse international audience, we provide a unique setting to interact directly with conservation experts and filmmakers, often via one-on-one conversation.

 

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SEPTEMBER 28TH- OCTOBER 3RD 2020
JACKSON WILD VIRTUAL SUMMIT  
DIGITAL 

WILD WOMEN: OCEAN CONSERVATION

The title says it all. These fearless five women are looking to change the way we see our ocean. Through different mediums of science and visual storytelling, each looks to the ocean as a new vector for exploration. Join them as they each tell their stories of what it’s like working and filming under the sea.

In the midst of global social isolation, the catalyzing conversations that the Jackson Wild Summit is known for are more important than ever, making this year’s Virtual Summit one not to miss.

 

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3rd SEPTEMBER 7pm BST 2020
IGTV LIVE @LOVETHEOCEANS

Ever since Inka first opened her eyes beneath the surface of our oceans she has been captivated by the incredible abundance of life and diversity of colours. Not only have the oceans always been her greatest source of inspiration but they have unlocked a lifetime of adventure. she now works to conserve these ecosystems to the best of her ability and act as a science communicator using her camera to unlock and share the mysteries of our oceans. 

 

*Inka Cresswell, wildlife filmmaker, marine biologist and science communicator is this week's Live Q&A Guest! Leave your questions for her on the @lovetheoceans post, and tune in live at 7pm BST Thursday 3rd September!*

 

@inkacresswell will be joining our Founder Francesca Trotman in this week’s Thursday Live Q&A Sessions, talking about wildlife filmmaking, marine conservation and diving. Comment on the @lovetheoceans post with your questions for Inka or Francesca or tune in live on Thursday and submit them then! 

 

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WANDER WOMEN GLOBAL: A VIRTUAL OCEAN INSPIRED RETREAT

14th-20th AUGUST 2020
DIGITAL

Join Wander Women Retreats founder Alexandra Baackes and a crew of incredible women from around the globe for a week of virtual travel inspiration, dive education, yoga flows, online workshops, new friends, and more. Soak up and make the most of summer vibes from wherever you are!

 

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BRIGHTON ROCKS

International Film Festival

10th-18th AUGUST 2020
BRIGHTON, UK

'MY 25: The Ocean Between Us' - Film Screening 

Brighton Rocks is home to films that fit with the City of Brighton’s out-there creative universe. Brighton is a mecca for artists from all walks of life. It is also a state of mind, an attitude, a spirit – one that dares to be itself. 

 

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25th JULY - 1st AUGUST 2020
DIGITAL / WOODS HOLE- MASSACHUSETTS, USA

'MY 25: The Ocean Between Us' - Film Screening 

 The Woods Hole Film Festival is an eight day showcase of independent film featuring daily screenings, workshops, panel discussions, special events, master classes, parties, awards ceremony and more. Check back often to see the exciting events and people that will be a part of the 29th Woods Hole Film Festival!

 

9:00AM (EDT) 29th JULY 2020
DIGITAL / WOODS HOLE- MASSACHUSETTS, USA

LIVE FILMMAKERS Q & A

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12pm EDT - 14th JULY 2020
INSTAGRAM LIVE  
DIGITAL 

WILD WOMEN: OCEAN TALES

Breaking into the filmmaking industry is hard, let alone breaking into the underwater filmmaking world as a woman. Join two wild women who did exactly that: Gaelin Rosenwaks, Founder of Global Ocean Exploration Inc., and Inka Cresswell, Wildlife Filmmaker and Underwater Camera Operator. They will discuss stories from the sea, their experience in the industry, and of course, sperm whales!

 

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DIVERSITY IN MARINE SCIENCE EDUCATION

A Panel discussion on Diversity in marine science.

We are being joined by an array of panelists who will be sharing their experiences with us:

1) Zaharatu Babika - hydrologist at the University of Bath researching catchment pollution in Nigeria.

2) nka Cresswell Marine biologist & wildlife filmmaker. Having taken marine biology at San Diego State University, Inka went on to study wildlife filmmaking at the University of the West of England. As well as directing her own films, she has worked on projects across the world including and her work as a camera operator has been screened on the BBC. 

3) Sophia Bolton - Geographer specializing in climate change & deep-sea sediments. As a cetacean lover, she has worked with Incredible Oceans

@WorldCetacean & @AsocEDMAKTUB . As @RHSUSocsice President, she has led on climate justice, lobbying both on-campus & nationally.

 

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3rd MARCH 2020
United Nations Headquarters - NEW YORK CITY, USA

Jackson Wild, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are excited to announce the finalists of the World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Biodiversity.


The judges – professional filmmakers, scientists and stakeholders from around the world – chose the finalists from over 300 entries.


Winners will be announced at UN Headquarters in New York at a high-level event on Tuesday, March 3 to observe World Wildlife Day, and then both the finalists and winners will be showcased at screenings around the world.

 

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21st-22nd FEBRUARY 2020
COVENTRY, UK

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN DIVING

 

We are taking the main stage right after Go Diving's main speaker Steve Backshall of the BBC, to "celebrate women in diving".

 

This panel discussion, hosted by GTS founder Sarah Richard will introduce you to 3 inspiration Girls that Scuba on each day. Sarah will be interviewing them on their journeys in scuba diving so far; the highs, the lows, their dreams and aspirations as a diver. 

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24th JANUARY 2020
Düsseldorf, GERMANY

STARTING IN CONSERVATION FILMMAKING

What does it take to become a conservation filmmaker? Inka Cresswell has asked herself that questions at a very young age and will share the story about her successful journey with us. Let’s ask her some questions!

 

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SHARK AWARENESS DAY

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7PM - 10PM JULY 14th 2018
Blue Marlin Dive Centre - GILI TRAWANGAN, INDONESIA
SHARK AWARENESS DAY SHARK CONSERVATONTALK TALK WITH INKA CRESSWELL / GREAT WHITE SHARK FILM SCREENING

Join us Saturday, June 14th for Shark Awareness Day!

We will be celebrating the amazing world of elasmobranchs with Marine Biologist and Shark conservationist Inka Cresswell.

 

We kick off the night with Shark trivia quiz so brush up on your knowledge as we explore the underwater world and est your knowledge on one of our favourite ocean inhabitants. Big prizes are available for the team that knows their whale sharks from your dwarf goblin sharks and everything in between?! 

 

The quiz will be followed by resident Marine biologist Inka Cresswell who will take us on a journey around the world's oceans sharing her experiences on shark tagging research expeditions and filming some of our most formidable shark species! If you have ever wondered what it's like to come face to face with a Great White shark or photograph an ocean giant there will be plenty of time for Questions.

 

We will wrap up the night of FIN- Tastic fun with a special screening of Great White Shark exploring our relationship with these apex predators and learning about the individuals that free dive beside these formidable sharks!

 

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