Presentation: “Monterey Bay Aquarium celebrates 30 years: Ocean conservation progress and the territory ahead”
When: Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Bren hall, room 1414
A reception with light refreshments on Deckers Deck will follow this talk.
“If you are interested in how policy can better reflect available science, then this is a talk for you! While Julie Packard will be discussing ocean conservation, her insight is readily applicable to terrestrial systems. This is truly a talk for everyone”, explains Ty Brandt, the host for this presentation and PhD candidate at Bren.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium turns 30 this year, having hosted more than 50 million visitors since it opened in 1984. What can we say about the progress we’ve seen in public awareness and attitudes toward the ocean? While scientists tell us more than ever about the critical role the ocean plays in our lives, and the declining health of ocean ecosystems, progress is slow in turning the tide toward a future in which people and nature survive and thrive together. The aquarium’s strategies in public engagement, policy, and market-based change are driving conservation results and offer ideas to help chart a course for the future.
Read Julie’s biography and see this announcement on the Bren website here.