Sea Change Best Moments of 2019

Join the Coastal Advocates on the Best of the Sea Change Pod

On this special show, we look back on some of the best moments captured on the Sea Change podcast.

1. Danni Washington is an American activist, artist and presenter who campaigns for cleaner, plastic-free oceans. She founded the Not-for-Profit Big Blue & You, and presents the STEM-themed TV show Xploration Nature Knows Best. (0:0:38)

2. Daniel Lanzilotta is a New York City based artist, known for his work with plastic waste, detritus, rubbish, fragments of litter, trash, flotsam and jetsam. (0:12:40)

3. Live form EarthX in Dallas, Texas, Jenna speaks with members of Heirs to Our Oceans. (0:24:31)

4. Alex Palumbo is a talented visual artist and storyteller who is setting his sights on not only spreading awareness about environmental challenges but pairing them with solutions and actions that everyone can take to improve the health of their community. Explore the intersection of art and advocacy with Jenna and Alex. (0:30:53)

5. Jenna celebrates her 20th episode of the Sea Change Podcast by sitting down for a lively conversation with her dear friend and colleague, Sarah Winter Whelan. Sarah is the Ocean Policy Program Director and Healthy Oceans Coalition Director for the American Littoral Society. (0:43:08)

6. Sherry Gilmore is the Owner of the Acadia Institute of Oceanography, a marine summer camp that introduces young people to the exciting world of marine science through a unique hands-on curriculum that combines biological, physical and chemical oceanography with field, classroom, offshore, and laboratory work. (0:49:47)

Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.