NEW Lecture Series:
UNDERWATER IN SALEM SOUND
MET is funded through the sale of environmental license plates. Every Massachusetts driver who purchases one of the "Preserve the Trust" license plates is contributing to the Trust and to the state's environmental well-being.
The Lecture Series is part of a MET grant awarded to Salem Sound Coastwatch to study the issue of turbidity in Salem Harbor over the next two and a half years. Turbidity, which is cloudiness in the water column, affects the ability of the water to sustain marine life.
Dr. Brad Hubeny of Salem State University's Geological Science Department is the principal investigator along with Barbara Warren, Salem Sound Coastwatch Executive Director.
Four lectures in 2013 will be followed by another four in 2014, all at the Abbot Library. The 2013 series will be held January through April on the last Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8:30 pm.
January 30, 2013 - Geologic History and Evolution of Salem Sound
Febuary 27, 2013 - Eelgrass in Salem Sound
March 27, 2013 - Salt Marshes Under Siege
April 24, 2013 - Chat with Two Marbleheaders with Years at Sea in Salem Sound
June 19, 2013 - A Bonus Lecture - Lobsters Vs. Cod: Insights into the Lobster Boom in the Gulf of Maine
Save the Dates!
Race for Salem Sound
Celebrate our coastal treasures. Enjoy clean ocean water and healthy activities.
8th Swim & Fin - Open Water Races Saturday, August 24
4th Coastal 5K - Run for the Beach! Sunday, Sept.22
A HUGE THANK YOU to all our partners, volunteers and sponsors who are helping us make the 2012 Race for Salem Sound a great success. All proceeds from the Coastal 5K go to supporting SSCW’s Adopt a Beach program.
Unique Past Events from 2012
Karen Ristuben performs "Just One Word..."
Center for the Arts, Rose Performance Hall
Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly MA 0191
A performance lecture combining, art, science, music and philosophy by Karen Ristuben highlights the issue of marine plastic pollution and its impact on ocean ecosystems--including the marine food chain. We are pleased to have the Endicott College Environmental Society as our co-sponsor. See her short videos.
Bill McKibben “Eaarth, A New Planet”
Endicott College in the Wax Academic Center Auditorium
376 Hale Street, Beverly MA 01915
Bill McKibben believes we have changed the planet in such a fundamental way that it is no longer the same planet, which he addresses in his newest book, Eaarth. Provoked by inaction, Bill came up with the idea of 350.org and has become a figurehead, speechmaker and stratgist for a call to action, because what happens next on Earth depends on us.
SSCW was pleased to be a co-sponsor with Endicott College.