Filmmaker and acoustic ecologist Matt Mikkelsen will screen the National Geographic-recognized short film “Being Hear” and discuss noise pollution in Olympic National Park.
Matt and Palmer Morse documented the work of acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton in Olympic National Park. Gordon founded One Square Inch of Silence, a sanctuary of silence in Olympic National Park and the quietest place on earth. Matt also serves as a board member for One Square Inch of Silence. “Being Hear” was awarded National Geographic’s Top 10 Best Short Films of 2017, and has been selected and screened at over 20 film festivals around the world, including Banff Mountain Film Festival and the International Wildlife Film Festival.
Cocktails & Fishtales is a science-social series for ages 21 and over. Held once a month, each event features a speaker on an ecological topic at either Gig Harbor Taproom (3155 Harborview Drive) or Ocean5 (5268 Point Fosdick Drive NW). These programs are an opportunity to enjoy an evening out in Gig Harbor while engaging with like-minded eco-enthusiasts in a lively and social learning experience. Harbor WildWatch Steward Club members have free admission; guest admission is a suggested donation of $5/person at the door.
Doors open at 5:30pm; presentation is from 6-7pm with time for a short Q&A after.