OceanX Talks

2022 Speakers

Hear an artist, scientist or ocean activist, live and livestreamed at Tacoma Ocean Fest, June 12, 2022. Be inspired, learn something new.


MARICRES CASTRO

Maricres Castro is an Indigenous Filipina/Spanish/Chinese/American who combines community and environmental advocacy. With a biology degree and career in healthcare, she is also Miss Washington US International 2021, and a talented singer and dancer.

11am SPEAKER STAGE


ALEJANDRO DURAN

Mexican-American artist Alejandro Duran brings to Ocean Fest his large-scale photographs of installations he creates out of plastic trash washed up on the beaches of Sian Ka’an World Heritage Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. In this video talk he explains his process. Local art students will answer a Q&A about their paired plastic installation.

12pm SPEAKER STAGE


PETER HODUM

University of Puget Sound professor Peter Hodum’s research is in the areas of avian ecology and conservation biology. He is particularly interested in conservation-based research, including the impacts of anthropogenic threats such as marine plastic debris, habitat alteration and loss, introduced species, and fisheries interactions on bird populations and island ecosystems.

1pm SPEAKER STAGE


Stay for the Youth Story Contest Awards!

Tacoma’s finest young poets and filmmakers present their work and receive prizes for the 2022 Ocean Fest Youth Story Contest. Come listen and uplift their voices!