An evening with Carl Safina
May 2, 2013
Thursday May 2, 2013
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
FREE for Educators
Join us for a special evening with renowned conservationist, Dr. Carl Safina and engage in a conversation around ocean ethics. Dr. Safina will discuss how the future of living nature and the durability of human dignity are increasingly intertwined.
Dr.. Safina is founding president of Blue Ocean Institute at Stony Brook University, where he also co-chairs the University’s Center for Communicating Science. Dr. Safina has helped lead campaigns to ban driftnets, overhaul fisheries law, achieve a United Nations fisheries treaty, and reduce seabird and sea turtle drowning on commercial fishing lines.
He is author of 6 books and roughly 200 scientific and popular publications. Audubon magazine named him among its “100 Notable Conservationists of the 20th Century.” Among other laurels, he has won a Pew fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Burroughs Medal, the Rabb Medal from Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, the James Beard medal, the Lannan Literary Award, two honorary doctorates, and a MacArthur“genius” Prize.
Following the talk, a reception and book signing will provide an opportunity for teachers to engage with Museum staff and network with other educators.
Please enter the Museum at the 77th street entrance between Columbus Avenue & Central Park West
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Registration Kaufmann Theatre
5:15 - 5:30 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Melanie L. J. Stiassny,
Axelrod Research Curator of Fishes
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. A conversation with Dr. Carl Safina
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Reception and Book Signing