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The Curious World of Seaweed

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David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

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Explore the lesser-known world of Pacific coast seaweeds.

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The Brower Center; Josie Iselin, author; and Shilpi Chhotray, founder of Samudra Products; are pleased to present "The Curious World of Seaweed," a presentation on the seaweeds of our Pacific coast and the science of ocean health. A book signing will take place after the program, with a 25% discount on books and Samudra products included with admission.

"The Curious World of Seaweed" is Josie’s newly released book. Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the oceans, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region along our Pacific Coast. She will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and introduce the women scientists who were crucial in broadening our understanding of the oceans.

Shilpi Chhotray is the founder of Samudra Skin & Sea, a plant-based skincare line featuring wild harvested, local seaweed. By using clean ingredients, zero-waste packaging, and brand activism, their goal is to incentivize everyday consumers to be better stewards of our blue planet. Samudra uses Josie’s colorful scans as evocative imagery on their product boxes, highlighting their mission of healthy skin and healthy oceans. Shilpi is also a plastic pollution activist and serves as the Senior Communications Officer for Break Free From Plastic, the global movement working to stop plastic pollution for good. She brings over a decade of experience in ocean advocacy and conservation policy including coalition building around plastic waste prevention. Her writing has been published in The Economist; Yes! magazine; the Stanford Journal of Law, Science & Policy; Huffington Post, and National Geographic Ocean Views.

Doors will open at 6:30pm with program and Q&A from 7:00-8:00pm. Book signing and mingling will take place from 8:00pm-8:45pm.

The Brower Center's theater is ADA accessible - please contact events@browercenter.org by Wednesday, November 6th to request accommodation.

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