Free and open to the public | All ages welcome Cocktail Hour + Refreshments 5:30 - 7:00 Film at 7:00 | Emceed by Youth Volunteers! Join Audubon Nature Institute for a screening of Straws, a film that explores the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution. Come for refreshments from 5:30 – 7:00 PM and learn ways to take action against plastic pollution in your daily life and in your community. Experience an up-close encounter with an animal ambassador and chat with Junior Aquarists about how marine debris impacts the oceans and waterways we love. Film screening begins at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP by registering for a free ticket. Donations are graciously accepted. Donations and cash bar proceeds support the reduction of single-use plastic through conservation education programs at Audubon and in the community. This film is presented as a part of Audubon's Plastic Free July program. Join the challenge today! Parking Information Limited free parking will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Aquarium employee parking lot at 302 N. Front St. Look for the guard shack with a green roof. Validated parking will be available for $5 off in the Canal Place parking garage. --------------------------------- About the Issue Every day in the U.S., half a billion non-recyclable plastic straws are used once and tossed, ending up in landfills, littering streets, and reaching beaches. Discover how communities across the world are making a sea of change through reducing plastic pollution... one plastic straw at a time.