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CUPS COCO Holiday Blue Drinks with Shawn Heinrichs

CUPS /COCO Holiday Blue Drinks and Presentation by Local filmmaker. We will meet at the Mercury Café Saturday December 14th 3-6pm. Parking across the street for $1. It will be a “Blue Christmas without You” So please join us to celebrate!


The Colorado Underwater Photographic Society (CUPS) was established in 2001 and has been meeting ever since. We provide our members with monthly meeting, where we have members and guest presenters providing educational resources and sharing their knowledge.

The Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO) was founded in 2009 by Vickie Nichols Goldstein thru a monthly “Blue Drinks” networking event in Boulder and gradually developed into the annual “Making WAVES” in Colorado. The event has been highlighted by Film Festivals, Symposiums and Ocean Advocates Fundraising Gala’s. CUPS has been involved with Making WAVES all three successful years.

The kitchen at the Mercury Café closes at 3pm so if you want to brunch, come in a little early. The bar and snacks will be available after 3pm. The Mercury Cafe is powered by the Wind and the Sun. They serve Local, Organic Food, and Community is their purpose. 

PRESENTATION:Our special guest will be Shawn Heinrichs,  Emmy Award winning cinematographer, photographer, scuba diver, and marine conservationist. An independent filmmaker and founder of Blue Sphere Media, a production company specializing in underwater, adventure and conservation films, he has acquired considerable first-hand knowledge of the oceans most important marine areas. Shawn has just returned from the other side of the planet. Don't miss this!


Where: The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, December 14th, from 3-6 PM. 

To reduce CO2, we've scheduled this right before and just a couple miles away from Denver Divers Annual Holiday Party at 6:30pm. 

That will be taking place directly after our holiday party at 557 Milwaukee St. (North Cherry Creek area)

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The Team at CUPS

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  • Vicki Nichols G.

    The meetup was intriguing. Award winning TEDx speaker, photographer and movie maker, Shawn Heinrichs presented a slide show called, "Choice". He stressed that scuba divers can make a significant difference in the health of the ocean by their seafood choices and their dive destination locations. He stated that Divers are viewed as "more expert" than others regarding ocean health because Divers see environmental impacts underwater. He encouraged divers to be Ambassadors and be active in ocean protection. Shawn pointed out that we need to be very careful about what we eat because of fishery by-catch and declining stocks. He also showed his beautiful new movie, Betrayal. This is a must see...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG1dzH_VFzY

    http://www.originmagazine.com/2013/04/07/inspiration-over-devastation-photos-by-shawn-heinrichs/

    December 16, 2013

    • John G.

      Allen, I am sorry you felt alienated I know that some of the message is often mistaken as political it is not it is a matter of survival and a wake up call for the human race. I have the upmost respect for Shawn and the message he is relaying even though it may be uncomfortable at times the truth needs to be exposed because it is so often diminished by those who make a profit from its dismissal. So we all have a "Choice" as Shawn suggested and we make them independently of the choices others make and we all serve our own conscious. I would hope that you consider the fact that not all of us think exactly alike but we have a commonality that resonates within us that has to do with the moral commitments to the survival of the oceans. Without the survival of the ocean ecosystem we are unable to survive ourselves. Please continue to join us. Best John G

      December 16, 2013

  • Allen

    Way too polital. I felt alienated. Perhaps people like me don't belong with this crowd. Way too narrow a demographic.

    December 14, 2013

    • Vicki Nichols G.

      Hi Allen, It was really nice seeing you again, and thank you for the beer and chili. Shawn's presentation was stronger than I anticipated and I am sorry you felt alienated. I really enjoyed talking with you and I hope that you might try another meet-up. This one was unusual in that we had a end of year presentation, often it is just chatting and networking. Hope you will give the meet up another try one day. Best, Vicki

      December 16, 2013

    • Susan B

      Hi Allen, Yes, I, too, thank you for the beer and chili. As Vicki said, most of our meetings are more low key. Shawn has so much experience and presents the science, the facts, as he sees them. And it isn't a very happy story although people throughout the world are taking fantastic measures to improve the health of the oceans. Hope to see you again and introduce you to more folks in our circle.

      December 16, 2013

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