Paul has worked ‘hands on’ in marine education and shark conservation for over thirty years. Growing up, Paul rescued marine life and seabirds, and noticed the increase in plastic pollution and its impact on wildlife. In response to this Paul co-founded the award-winning Two Hands Project in 2010, a non-profit organisation that tackles plastic pollution across the world. In 2012, Paul joined an ocean expedition with Algalita Marine Research Foundation and 5 Gyres Institute to the North Pacific Garbage Patch to study plastic pollution and Japanese tsunami debris. Recently, Paul re-launched the old Fremantle Shark Display, now called ‘Shark in a Bus’ and is touring it around Australia demystifying sharks and providing marine education to communities along the way. Paul is available for presentations and workshops on plastic pollution and marine conservation.
Silke is an award-winning photographer who works on land and underwater. Her underwater images and footage have been used around the world. Since moving to Australia in 2003, Silke has volunteered for a number of ocean conservation groups, including the EcoDivers and Australian Seabird Rescue. Through conservation work, Silke became increasingly aware of the enormous problem of plastic pollution. In 2010, she co-founded the Two Hands Project, a non-profit organisation that educates on the issue of plastic pollution across Australia. In 2012, Silke was awarded the Manly Environment Centre Annual Eco-Award for her pioneering campaigns to stop plastic pollution. Silke is available for workshops on plastic pollution and marine conservation in the Greater Sydney area.