Lectures and Special Events

Stewards of the Earth: Hope for our Planet

June 3, 2016

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Sylvia Earle has devoted her life to illuminating life that strides across the Earth, burrows through its surface, and swims in the depths of its oceans. Now, with species disappearing at the fastest rate in history, this renowned marine biologist of Earth’s precious living resources is joined by ecologists Shahid Naeem and Carl Safina, anthropologist Jenny Newell, curator of Pacific Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and visual artist Lynette Wallworth moderated by Bill Blakemore, for a rallying event about what we humans can—and must—do to save our wondrous planet.

The first 100 people who arrive will have the option to attend a screening of "Collisions," a stunning virtual reality short documentary that tells the story of a culture whose future was dramatically altered by humans on the other side of the world. 

Doors for the optional screening, held in the Cullman Hall of the Universe at the American Museum of Natural History, open at 5:30pm. The discussion will begin at 7 pm.

Each ticket holder is entitled to receive a complimentary drink in the Cullman Hall of the Universe, which may be used between 5:30 and 6:30pm.

This program is produced in collaboration with the World Science Festival.