Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia A. Earle will present "Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century" at the Collins Center for the Arts, April 30th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tickets are free but must be reserved by visiting the box office in the lobby of the Collins Center for the Arts or by calling (207) 581-1755. Her lecture will include underwater film of her research and conservation efforts in many coastal and deep areas of the global ocean. Earle is a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, and Founder and Chair of the non-profit Mission Blue (mission-blue.org/). She has been called a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and a short program of Maritime folk music about the sea will be provided by the New Brunswick folk duo "Frantically Atlantic" from 3:50-4:20 as the audience is being seated.
Co-sponsors of the event include: the School of Marine Sciences; the Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series; Dept. of Communication and Journalism, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, McGillicuddy Humanities Center, the College of Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa, the Honors College, the Maine Foklife Center, EPSCoR SEANET, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine, the Graduate Student Association, Sigma Xi, Maine Sea Grant, and the Maine Science Festival.