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Overfishing, oil spills, those dubious sea creature-strangling plastic six-pack rings—the ocean’s bounty seems constantly in jeopardy these days. How can the average diner help conservation efforts? Mindful eating, of course.

We’re giving away two tickets to the Smithsonian’s World Oceans Day festivities. Join activist-actor Ted Danson in hearing from experts about the long-term impact of last year’s ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico while also enjoying sustainable seafood dishes created by local chefs, including Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley and Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bar. The event takes place Thursday, June 9, at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

As far as valuable learning experiences go, this one should be pretty tasty. Check out the menu and wine list here and here.

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