If you’re in the South Florida area, you have to make your way to Virginia Key for the second half of the 2013 Sea Secrets Lecture Series.
Sea Secrets is hosted by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in collaboration with the Ocean Research and Education Foundation. The events are free to the public and happen once a month. There is a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. where you can grab a bite to eat with a nice glass of wine, followed by a lecture from a distinguished scientists or explorer at 6:00.
The Sea Secrets Lecture Series is designed to provide insight and information about our oceans to a general, non-scientific audience.
There are three events left this season, so if you’re in the area, be sure to stop by!
Wednesday, March 13
The Human Factor: Our Impact on Earth’s Final Frontier
Come learn about unique deep-sea ecosystems from Charles Fisher, a Professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State University, who has been studying communities around oil and gas seeps deep in the Gulf of Mexico for nearly 30 years.
Wednesday, April 17
Choreographic Ocean Conservation
Tierney Thys, a National Geographic Explorer and producer of an award-winning TEDed web series, has worked for many years to help photographers, gamers, filmmakers and other artists add quality science and conservation messages to their work. In her presentation, she will discuss her work and the importance of reaching the heart and mind when tackling conservation issues.
Wednesday, May 8
Dust, Clouds and Climate: What we Can’t See Can Hurt Us
Award-winning climate scientist Amy Clement, a Professor of Meteorology & Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami, will discuss research focused on gasses and particles in our atmosphere and how they will impact the globe.
This year, the series is offering a new opportunity to become a VIP by reserving a seat for the entire lecture series. Due to the popularity of the lectures, reserved seating will come in handy! By donating $300 for one seat or $500 for two seats, you will receive a personalized plaque on your auditorium seat in addition to a VIP dinner. Donations go towards the renovation of the Auditorium, which will help make future Sea Secrets Lectures even better. For more information on becoming a VIP or donating, contact Susan Gerrish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find the calendar of events, here: 2013 Sea Secrets Lecture Series
Copyright © 2013 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.