Join the Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) at the Porter Preserve, 123 Kimballtown Rd, Trevett, on Saturday, June 8 from 9-10 a.m. on World Oceans Day. People around our planet will also be celebrating and honoring the ocean, which connects us all. The ocean is an important resource because it generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, and cleans the water we drink.
To honor and help protect the world's shared ocean, BRLT and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences are hosting an ocean-themed walk and talk at Porter Preserve. Participants are invited to meet at the Porter Preserve parking area at 9 a.m. and walk the short distance to Porter’s sandy beach while learning about ocean vitality and challenges from Dr. Nichole Price. Once at the beach, Dr. Price will share her knowledge of seaweeds by leading an interactive show and tell in which she discusses a variety of local seaweeds found in our waters and shares insights on the role seaweeds play in protecting ocean health and ensuring biodiversity.
Dr. Price is a senior research scientist and director of the Center for Seafood Solutions at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. As a specialist in marine ecology, Dr. Price studies seaweeds and global change. She has over 15 years of experience researching impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems and uses this knowledge to help find evidence-based, local solutions to global challenges.
This event is free and open to the public. Attendance is limited to 15. Registration is required.For more information or to register please contact BRLT Environmental Educator Tracey Hall: firstname.lastname@example.org or 633-4818.