Event Notices

New England Aquarium Fall 2012 Lecture Series Schedule

New England Aquarium (Photo by Matt Conti)

Despite the ongoing renovations, the New England Aquarium has put together an impressive lineup of lecture speakers this Fall. We also note several North End / Waterfront neighbors are featured, including David Arnolds Double Exposure: Photographing Environmental Change with NEAQ President, Bud Ris on November 15th. Also, neighbor John Carlson is sponsoring the MIT Lorenz Center’s 2nd lecture on climate change at the aquarium on November 1st.

As always, all lectures are FREE and held on THURSDAYS at 7:00 p.m. in the Harborside Learning Lab located in the Ocean Center at the New England Aquarium unless otherwise noted.  For descriptions of each lecture and to register, click here.

Saturday, September 29 at 2:00pm
Changing the Face of Science:
Dispelling Stereotypes and Exploring Careers
Allie Wilkinson, founder and creative director, This Is What a Scientist Looks Like

Thursday, October 4 at 6:30pm
Ocean Stewardship and Career Building
Teen Participants and Programs, New England Aquarium

Thursday, October 11
Fish Meat: It’s Hard to Know What to Eat
Andy J. Danylchuk, PhD, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Thursday, October 25
Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist
Dr. Maddalena Bearzi, author and President, Ocean Conservation Society
*Book signing to follow

Thursday, November 1
Simons IMAX Theatre – Special Lecture Event
Predicting Climate in a Chaotic World: How Certain Can We Be? 
Professor Timothy Palmer, Royal Society Research
We are pleased to welcome the MIT Lorenz Center’s 2nd Annual John Carlson Lecture to the New England Aquarium.

Thursday, November 8 at 6:30pm
Underwater Eden: Saving the Last Coral Wilderness on Earth
Steven Bailey, Curator of Fishes; Dr. Randi Rotjan, Associate Research Scientist; Peter Shelley, Legal Consultant; and Heather Tausig, Associate Vice President of Conservation, New England Aquarium
*Book signing to follow

Thursday, November 15
Double Exposure: Photographing Environmental Change
David Arnold, photojournalist, and Bud Ris, President and CEO, New England Aquarium

Thursday, November 29
Rise Above Plastics
Sarah Lecus, Plastic Pollution Educator, Surfrider Foundation

Thursday, December 6
Peanut Butter and Jelly(fish): Adventures in Sustainable Seafood
Chef Bun Lai, Miya sushi restaurant

Thursday, December 13
You’d Better Belize It: Monitoring the Impact of a Marine Protected Area along the Belizean Barrier Reef
Dr. Randi Rotjan and Peter Gawne, New England Aquarium

Programs are made possible due to the generous support of the Lowell Institute. More information at NEAQ.org.