Rivian South Coast Theater hosts special World Oceans Day event on June 8

The Rivian South Coast Theater is hosting a special program produced by The MY HERO Project, for this year’s World Oceans Day celebration. The event takes place on Saturday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m., at the historic theater, which is Rivian’s new flagship space.

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Photos courtesy of My Hero Project

From “My Blue Heart” by The MY HERO Project

MY HERO has an inspiring line-up of ocean-minded short films, speakers and musical entertainment planned for the evening. Wendy Milette, director of The MY HERO International Film Festival, will present the 2024 Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award. The annual award comes with cash prizes of $2,000 and is sponsored by the MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation’s One World One Ocean Campaign.

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From The Art of Discovery by Mónika Naranjo-Shepherd

The award is named after Dr. Sylvia Earle, a world-renowned oceanographer and explorer. Earle is an author, lecturer, explorer and research scientist, who has led more than 70 expeditions. She works as a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and serves as principal advisor to the One World One Ocean campaign.

Laguna local Whitney Winefordner will perform at the June 8 event, singing “My Blue Heart,” her original song that pays tribute to Dr. Earle.

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From “The Art of Discovery” by Mónika Naranjo-Shepherd

Nancy Caruso, founder of the nonprofit Get Inspired, will be a guest speaker. A MY HERO short film that showcases her work as “the Kelp Lady,” will be screened at the event. Caruso and Laguna environmental filmmaker Rich German, founder of Project O, will be presented with Ocean Hero awards.

There is no charge for this family-friendly event, but capacity is limited. To reserve your tickets, register at the Rivian South Coast Theater (162 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach) by clicking here.


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