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SF Ocean Film Festival - Sign Up Sheet Shark Stewards
3/10 Event tabling 10-6 PM
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FLOATERS: Dennis Curtin, Sophia Dutra
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Day 1 March 10
LeadsTasksVolunteers
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AMDavidSet up, banners, materialsSally Dowd, Ahndy, Jenny Zhou
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10:00Kat GarciaBegin Event
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PMBeth/SophiaTabling, shark wheel, t shirt, swag sales, petition Jenga?Jen Katigbak, Jenny Zhou
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Jenny Zhou outreach event- petitionViktoria Kuehn
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PMSHARK FILMSDiane WaltonFilm Emcee DavidLuca- set up with panel
Once film starts you can go in- but try to have 1 person watching table
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3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Kat Garcia, Jenny Zhou
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PMDavidLuca
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PMDavid
Break Down (leave everything beneath table except money
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Time
Day 2- March 11
LeadsTasksVolunteers
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8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
David, Beth, Diane
Beach Clean up Aquatic ParkAlice
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
David, Jenny Zhou
Tabling, shark wheel, t shirt, swag sales, petitionBeth
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kat Garcia, Jenny Zhou
Ahndy
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sophia/Beth
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4:00 PMROXY Theater
Dennis Curtin, Jenny Zhou
David at RoxieGermans, Alice, need one and promote
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6:00 PM - 6:30 PMKat GarciaBreakdown Cowell, Petition, hand outs
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6:30 PMDolphin ClubWrap party DCHave fun!
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SHARK STEWARDS Saving sharks for ocean health.
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MISSION Shark Stewards mission is to restore ocean health by saving sharks fromto
Volunteer Role
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overfishing and the shark fin trade, and protecting critical marine habitat through the
Volunteers are the most important members of our organization. We are super kelp roots
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establishment of marine protected areas and shark sanctuaries.
and need the man, woman and kid power to achieve our goals. Saving sharks and the
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Shark Stewards is at the forefront of the local and global movement to save sharks, ban
ocean is a serious matter, but we can have fun doing it. Please remember you are
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the shark fin trade, stop illegal shark fishing and establish shark sanctuaries.
representing us and we have to appear before elected representatives and must be taken
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WHY
seriously! Help recruit more Shark Stewards!
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One third of pelagic (oceanic) shark species and one quarter of all sharks, skates and rays
Tabling
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are threatened with extinction. Overfishing and shark finning are killing tens of millions
Be friendly, reach out, ask people their favorite shark story. Stand in front of the table and
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of sharks per year at an alarmingly unsustainable rate. Driven largely by overfishing and
smile, walk around with the ipad or clipboard. Where the shark suit or stand in front of
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the demand for the luxury shark fin soup, shark populations are plummeting world wide.
the table to engage people. Ask a shark fact, and give them a sticker. Try to get cards or
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HOW
email addresses (write clearly) to build our newslist and support base. We always need
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Through advocacy, education and science, Shark Stewards promotes sound stewardship
more volunteers- especially for Sharktober. Engage but do not argue points if you are
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for sharks, and all marine life through trade policy and ecosystem protection. We apply
unclear. Sometimes people want to provoke or argue. Please keep table orderly with
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science towards policy to reduce the shark fin trade through legislation and intervention;
materials in bag. Don’t leave table unattended with donation jar or valuable items (stow
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stopping overfishing via regulation; and increase protection through endangered species
away in bag beneath table). Please keep the table and bag organized following the event
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and habitat protections. Our work has driven US shark fin trade bans and we are working
for the next one!
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in Washington DC on the US Trade Elimination Act. In Borneo we are documenting
Bottom line- sharks are threatened and our mission is to save them.
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trade, creating shark sanctuaries and restoring coral reef ecosystems.
We have two online petitions on the Monuments support and Fed Shark fin Bill- these
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Our campaigns, e.g. the Healthy Oceans Initiative and Golden Gate Marine Protected
will be linked to the ipad (with proper wifi). We survive on grants and donations and
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Area Collaborative are directed towards raising awareness of shark conservation,
gladly accept all donations (tax deductible)!
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sustainable fisheries, improved water quality and marine ecosystem protection. We
How people can help
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advocate policy including the banning of shark finning, and regulating the shark fin trade
1. Volunteer! Clean up Butts and join us at events, biweekly clean ups at Aquatic
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in the USA and the Pacific Rim. Sharktober and Shark Watch education programs reach
Park.
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over 10,000 youth and public directly, and our online ocean video production and social
2. Join our newsletter- give us an email – write clearly
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media have an audience of over 1,000,000.
3. Online Petition on our Campaign Page
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Shark Stewards is a project of The Earth Island Institute, an environmentalist think tank
4. Social Media Share (now while you have them #SharkStewards)
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founded by David Brower and a 501c3 non-profit. Launched in 2006 by award-winning
5. Donations – cash in the shark jar, or online through our web site
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film conservationist and marine biologist David McGuire, Shark Stewards is dedicated to
6. Purchase some swag, join our Farallon of Guadalupe Dive trips
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conserving our oceans through the protection of sharks.
7. Support us at hearings and events eg Richardsons Bay
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Programs
8. Hold a fundraiser or T shirt Booster drive.
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Saving Sanctuaries and Marine Monuments
9. Buy a hat or T shirt.
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We are actively opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to strip protective status
10. Donate!
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from our Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments and reducing protection
Tasks: Smile! Share our Mission. Pass out cards, stickers, spin share wheel to engage
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and potential oil development in our California Sanctuaries. There are online petitions
people. Collect petition signatures and sign in- emails. Sell swag. Engage new volunteers
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and pages on the web site.
for future events.
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Shark Sanctuary Sabah
Table Lead: Inventory shirts, keep track of sales, ensure table is orderly and staffed.We
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We are helping establish shark sanctuaries in Malaysian Borneo, the first in the region.
have Venmo and Square for credit cards.
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We have helped establish the Sabah Shark Protection Association educating the public
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and reducing the consumption and trade of shark fins in Malayisa (#3 in the world). We
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have a major education campaign to reduce shark fin consumption, and have helped
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introduce no shark fishing laws.
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Golden Gate Marine Protected Areas
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We are co-chairing the local initiative to educate the public and fishermen to observe our
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coastal marine protected areas. The MPA Watch program trains citizen scientists in our
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MPAs, and are helping develop increased restoration and marine protection in
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Richardson’s Bay.
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Hang Onto Your Butts
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We are leading the San Francisco coalition to reduce cigarette butts from hitting the
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streets and reaching the bay by 50% by 2017. We are educating, advocating for policy
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and working with the City and businesses to clean up and dispose of butts through
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containers. Butts are recyclable and made into other plastic materials like benches and
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chairs.
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Shark Fin Bans
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We are the leaders in the shark fin trade restriction movement. We successfully passed the
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wildlife bill in Nevada and are supporting the US Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act
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currently in the House, with over 250 bill supporters. We are helping support a Canadian
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Shark fin ban and are working to reduce consumption in Malaysia. There is an online
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support page at Sharkstewards.org
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Education and Outreach
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Through our San Francisco school program we reach over 1000 underserved youth teaching about ocean health and ecology.
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Our Sharktober events reach 7-10,000 Bay Area public annually.
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