Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Talk on Using Oysters to Protect Coastal Towns from Sea Level Rise Wednesday Night in Newbury

Employing Nature for Storm Surge Protection
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Film & Speaker Series, Spring 2014

Wednesday Series on the topic of Sea Level Rise 

Change of Venue!
The first few programs in our Spring Film & Speaker Series 2014 exceeded the audience capacity at theParker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Because of this, we are relocating our next two programs.
They will be at the 
Newbury Elementary School, a.k.a. the Round School, 63 Hanover St, Newbury.
Directions: From Newburyport: South on Route 1, first left after traffic circle at light.
Enter main door. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The programs will start promptly at 7 PM.
Wednesday, June 4th at the Newbury Elementary School, 63 Hanover Street, Newbury.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. Program begins promptly at 7 PM.

Anamarija Frankić
Director of the Green Harbors Project, UMass Boston
Using Oysters to Protect Towns and Cities
From Sea Level Rise
Dr. Anamarija Frankić is a founder and director of the Green Harbors Project, a research professor at UMass Boston, and an adjunct professor at the Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, Split, Croatia. She is a Biomimicry Educational Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar. Her educational background in biology, ecology, limnology and marine science, guides her interdisciplinary work in coastal and watershed ecosystem restoration. She has focused on applying science in coastal ecosystems conservation and management nationally and internationally.
In 2008, Anamarija and her students established the Green Boston Harbor Project to discover how urban harbors can become healthy, wealthy and sustainable, right here and now. She initiated and established the "Living Labs" as part of the applied science education where students and local communities are able to "learn and teach by doing" biomimicry, applying nature's wisdom for sustainable future; her premise is that "our environment sets the limits for sustainable development".
Listen to a 2012 interview with Anamarija Frankić about biomimicry on PRI's Living on Earth.
Storm Surge  is grateful for the support of its educational programming provided by our sponsors:
Noah's Ark
Life Boat

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