February 9, 2012

Legendary Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle Comes to Santa Cruz February 16th

When: Thursday, February 16, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Where: UCSC Music Recital Hall

Ocean advocates around Monterey Bay won't want to miss legendary oceanographer, explorer, and author Dr. Sylvia Earle, as she presents on "Oceans, Life and Survival" at the UCSC Fred Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy.

Named the first "Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine, Sylvia Earle is a friend to oceans across the globe. Find out more about the event...

Save the Date. This lecture is free and open to the public.

About the Fred Keeley Lecture:

Doors open at 7 p.m. Acclaimed nature photographer and UCSC Trustee Frans Lanting will give a special introduction. The lecture is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors. Parking is available for $3.

Earle's many scientific achievements include leading the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970 and setting a record for solo diving in a submersible to more than 1,000 meters. Her research focuses on marine ecosystems with special attention to exploration and the development and use of new technologies in deep ocean environments.

The Keeley Lecture series was established in 2003 and is named in honor of Fred Keeley, a Santa Cruz County civic leader and former member of the State Assembly, who for many years has helped shape environmental policy in California. It aims to foster discussion and awareness of major environmental challenges and the role of environmental policy in reaching solutions.

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