2014 Lecture Series:
UNDERWATER IN SALEM SOUND
MET is funded through the sale of environmental license plates. Every Massachusetts driver who purchases one of the "Preserve the Trust" license plates is contributing to the Trust and to the state's environmental well-being.
The Lecture Series is part of a MET grant awarded to Salem Sound Coastwatch to study the issue of turbidity in Salem Harbor over the next two and a half years. Turbidity, which is cloudiness in the water column, affects the ability of the water to sustain marine life.
Dr. Brad Hubeny of Salem State University's Geological Science Department is the principal investigator along with Barbara Warren, Salem Sound Coastwatch Executive Director.
The 2013 series was a great success. Join us for the 2014 series at the Marblehead Abbot Library. The 2014 series will be held January through April on the last Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8:30 pm.
January 29, 2014
Febuary 26, 2014
March 26, 2014
April 30, 2014
Outstanding Past Events from 2013
Fall 2014 Lecture Series:
Climate Change in New England
Salem Sound Coastwatch and the National Park Service
When: 5 Tuesday evenings - 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
beginning September 17 and ending December 10, 2013
Where: The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center in Salem
The Armory, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem MA 01970
(City parking garage across the street, 75cents/hour)
There is no doubt that climate change is a complex subject and is challenging us in ways we've never seen before. Based on what scientists understand, the changes we are seeing today are far more rapid than anything that has occurred in our planet's history. Join us for "Climate Change in New England" - a 5-part lecture series - to learn from experts how climate change is affecting our New England region, what is being done about it, and how you can help.
Who: Speakers include
- Dr. Cameron Wake, Research Associate Professor, Climatology and Glaciology at the University of New Hampshire
- National Park Service
- New England Aquarium
- Fara Courtney, director of US Offshore Wind Collaborative
- Dr. Paul Kirshen, Research Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UNH.
2013 - Race for Salem Sound
Celebrated our coastal treasures, clean ocean water and healthy activities.
8th Swim & Fin - Open Water Champion Races
4th Coastal 5K - Run for the Beach!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all our partners, volunteers and sponsors who are helping us make the 2013 Race for Salem Sound a great success. All proceeds from the Coastal 5K go to supporting SSCW’s Adopt a Beach program.
Other Past Events
Karen Ristuben performed "Just One Word..."
Center for the Arts, Rose Performance Hall
Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly MA 0191
A performance lecture combining, art, science, music and philosophy by Karen Ristuben highlights the issue of marine plastic pollution and its impact on ocean ecosystems--including the marine food chain. We are pleased to have the Endicott College Environmental Society as our co-sponsor. See her short videos.
Bill McKibben “Eaarth, A New Planet”
Endicott College in the Wax Academic Center Auditorium
376 Hale Street, Beverly MA 01915
Bill McKibben believes we have changed the planet in such a fundamental way that it is no longer the same planet, which he addresses in his newest book, Eaarth. Provoked by inaction, Bill came up with the idea of 350.org and has become a figurehead, speechmaker and stratgist for a call to action, because what happens next on Earth depends on us.
SSCW was pleased to be a co-sponsor with Endicott College.