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Quest to Save the Seas

Lecture

Ocean Conservationist and Author

Liz Cunningham

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7pm.

Museum Members Free/Nonmembers $5

Liz grew up outside of New York City and received a B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Drawn by the openness of the vast Pacific landscape and California’s innovative spirit, she moved west and learned to scuba dive and raced sailboats. She loved what the ocean seemed to demand of us: elemental truths such as camaraderie and grace in overwhelming situations.

Her sense of connection with the oceans has led her on a journey to write about ocean conservation and the traits we need to be effective stewards of our seas and life on this planet among others, courage, an engaged, active hope, and the ability to work together to find solutions. In her latest book, Ocean Country, she crisscrosses the globe in an effort to understand the threats to our dazzling but endangered oceans. This intimate account charts her thrilling journey through unexpected encounters with conservationists, fishermen, sea nomads, and scientists in the Mediterranean, Sulawesi, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Papua, New Guinea.

Join Liz for a stunning slide show and discussion of her amazing adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. Most importantly it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind, the rapidly degrading state of our environment.

Members Free/Nonmembers $5