Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series


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Date(s) - Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Virtual Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series held on the first Thursday of every month from May– November.
● The Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series invites science and conservationists of all ages to learn from internationally acclaimed biologists, scientists, conservationists, researchers and educators about new ways of thinking and marine-related preservation topics.
● The MODS Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by Save Our Seas Foundation, which funds and supports research, conservation and education projects worldwide, focusing primarily on charismatic threatened wildlife and their habitats.

Thursday, May 6
Topic: British Columbia Whales
Speakers:
• Janie Wray, CEO and lead researcher for BC Whales

Thursday, June 3
Topic: Community Conservation in the Caribbean
Speakers:
• Catherine Macdonald, director of the Field School, lecturer at Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami

Thursday, July 1
Topic: Sharks and Pollution
Speakers:
• Kady Lyons, research scientist at Georgia Aquarium

Thursday, August 5
Topic: Microplastics
Speakers:
• Alina Wierczorek, Ph.D. student at the University of Ireland, Galway

Thursday, September 2
Topic: Manta Ray Panel Discussion
Speakers:
• Guy Stevens, Ph.D., Chief Executive and Founder of the Manta Trust
• Emily Humble, research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and genetics specialist at Manta Trust

Thursday, October 7
Topic: Shark Conservation Panel Discussion
Speakers:
• Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University
• Marianne Porter, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University

Thursday, November 4 (On-site)
Location: Museum of Discovery and Science
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Topic: Sea Turtle Season Wrap-up
Speakers:
• Derek Burkholder, Ph.D., director of Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) , research scientist at Guy Harvey Research Institute Save Our Seas Shark Center

REGISTER: Please register at mods.org/saveourseas. The live events are FREE and will take place via Zoom. Space is limited. Unique Zoom links will be sent in the morning on the days of the presentations.