Events

Open Ocean Circle

OG's NYC Hub is hosting a biweekly Open Ocean Circle to digest and discuss ocean-focused learnings (films, podcasts, books).

Oceanic Global’s NYC Hub is hosting a biweekly Open Ocean Circle to digest and discuss ocean-focused learnings (films, podcasts, books). These are hosted biweekly on Mondays at 6:30pm EST. See the schedule below!

RSVP by emailing our NYC Hub Co-Chairs: Sarah Michler <[email protected]> and Jocelyn Scanlon <[email protected]>.

Week 1: February 8th – Film “My Octopus Teacher”

To kick off the series, the group watched “My Octopus Teacher” available on Netflix and discussed the awe & wonder of the ocean as well as the many mysteries she holds.

Are other marine animals as intelligent as the octopus featured in this film? If that is true, how do they feel about the current state of our ocean? What marine creature do we most identify with and how do we share a sense of empathy and drive towards ocean action?

  

Week 2: February 22nd – Film “Chasing Coral”

For Week 2, we discussed “Chasing Coral” (also available on Netflix). Dive into the magical world of coral reefs with us and be prepared to learn about the tragedy they face if we don’t take action.

There are many reasons to feel optimistic and we will share the work currently ongoing to change the destructive trajectory we are on!

*Special guest: Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral Director) joined us for a Q&A for the first 30min of the gathering! Bring your questions. 🙂

  

Week 3: March 8th – Podcast “How to Save a Planet”

For Week 3, we listened to an episode of the “How to Save a Planet” podcast hosted by our very own scientific advisor, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson alongside Alex Blumberg hosted on Gimlet Media. Episode ( 2/4/21): The Tribe that’s Moving Earth (and Water) to Solve the Climate Crisis.

  

Week 4: March 22nd – Poem “The Hill We Climb” (Amanda Gorman)

For Week 4, we read the poem “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman who blew us all away at the inauguration! She actually has a history as an environmental writer & poet and in fact last year for World Oceans Day released an “Ode to the Ocean”. 🙂

  

Week 5: April 5th – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (PROLOGUE + IN THE BEGINNING)

For Week 5, we started reading “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book!

   

Week 6: April 19th – Film “Kiss the Ground”

For Week 6 in honor of Earth Week, we discussed “Kiss the Ground” which is available on Netflix! Our LA Hub is hosting a screening and panel discussion at 7pm PT / 10pm ET for those interested.

   

Week 7: May 3rd – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (SURVIVOR, AN ALLURING MISTRESS, CAVE COUNTRY, pg. 13-53)

For Week 7, we jumped back into “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book! (Feel free to jump in even if you are not fully caught up.)

  

Week 8: May 17th – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (THE DEEPEST, pg. 54-87)

For Week 8, continued “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book! (Feel free to jump in even if you are not fully caught up.)

   

Week 9: June 7th – 360/VR Film “FROM SEA TO RISING SEA” by Mary John Frank

FROM SEA TO RISING SEA is a 360/Virtual Reality film project about ocean solutions to the climate crisis. This creative call to action follows a flock of synchronized swimmers and a marine biologist as they educate, inform and normalize the conversation about climate with a young woman eager to lower her carbon emissions. The project was made in partnership with Oceanic Global, youth group Zero Hour, choreographer and filmmaker, Mary John Frank and more. Join Mary John and the film’s co-director, Sigin Ojulu, as they discuss their adventure and share about this Virtual Reality film, premiering during World Ocean’s Week.

  

Week 10: June 28th – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (THE LONGEST, pg. 88-102)

For Week 10, we are returning to “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book! (Feel free to jump in even if you are not fully caught up.)

  

Week 11: July 12th – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (pg. 103-146)

For Week 11, we are continuing “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book! (Feel free to jump in even if you are not fully caught up.)


Week 12: August 9th – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (THE PIT, pg. 147-168)

For Week 12, we are continuing “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book! (Feel free to jump in even if you are not fully caught up.)

  

Week 13: August 23rd – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (ICE ISLAND, pg. 169-223)

For Week 13, we are continuing “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book! (Feel free to jump in even if you are not fully caught up.)

  

Week 14: September 20th – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (WAITING + 7R + CORK IN THE BOTTLE, pg. 224-256)

For Week 14, we are continuing “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book! (Feel free to jump in even if you are not fully caught up.)

 

Week 15: October 4th – Book “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth (MY DEAD FRIENDS + A LITTLE BIT OF MAGIC + THE NEXT FRONTIER + EPILOGUE, pg. 257-269)

For Week 15, we are continuing “Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver” by Jill Heinerth. Join us as we continue the book! (Feel free to jump in even if you are not fully caught up.)