Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ocean Stewardship Spotlight: Boston Harbor

To preserve and protect a resource like Boston Harbor, it takes a lot of people. Join us for a free lecture event on Saturday, October 26, from 11 am to 1 pm, featuring a few of the many businesses, non-profits and teens making a difference every day. You'll hear from a diverse group of presenters who will talk about the past, present and future of the Aquarium's back yard—Boston Harbor—and enjoy a special lunch reception afterward.

Sunset over Boston Harbor

  • October 26, 2013 (Saturday)
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Harborside Learning Lab
  • Followed by a lunch reception
Presenters at this special event include businesses, non-profits and teens:

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We’ll start with a look to the past and present state of Boston Harbor with Elisabeth Colby, Education Program Coordinator and Technician of the Boston Harbor Islands. Then participants in the New England Aquarium’s live blue™ Ambassadors program, a service learning program for youth, will present on various projects they have been involved in around Boston Harbor. 

The Aquarium's teen live blue™ Ambassadors planted eelgrass in Boston Harbor

This stellar group of teens will present on their efforts to restore the native species and habitats of the Boston Harbor. During the summer this group of teens took part in clam seeding, eel grass plantings and a water quality cruise to look at the health of the harbor and the human influences affecting this important urban waterway. 

Some of the Aquarium's live blue™ Ambassadors

We’ll finish with Alison Nolan, Principal and General Manager of Boston Harbor Cruises. A family owned business since 1926, BHC sees conservation and stewardship as an important part of their daily mission.

An older view of Boston Harbor from 

Please join us for this great, family-friendly lecture event and learn more about one of the busiest harbors on the east coast.

The lecture is free, but please R.S.V.P. Register here. And join us for future Aquarium Lectures, see this season's complete list of speakers and find links to watch past lectures.

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