Wednesday, February 16, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(program will begin ~ 7:15 pm)
In the Same Net; Biodiversity, Ethics, and the Human Spirit
Carl Safina, PhD, author, marine ecologist, and founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute
Fisheries, coral reefs, forests, climate change, poverty, and peace -- these are all facets of the same issue.
In a talk that is part autobiography, part science lecture, and part book-reading, scientist and author Carl Safina tells the story of his global journey from fisherman to scientist to the realization that the changing ocean reflects the challenges facing not just sea life but all of humankind.
Despite serious problems, including the recent catastrophic Gulf oil spill, recent good news indicates certain problems are being solved, with some recoveries underway.
Dr. Safina will also discuss how scientific findings have ethical implications, how religion and science are converging toward common cause on environmental matters, and how moral responses can add momentum toward solutions that are becoming increasingly crucial.
About the Speaker
Dr. Carl Safina is the founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute. His early work focused on seabird ecology, then policy. In the 1990s he helped lead campaigns to ban high-seas driftnets, re-write U. S. federal fisheries law, work toward international conservation of tunas, sharks, and other fishes, and achieve passage of a United Nations global fisheries treaty.
Safina is author of several books and more than a hundred scientific and popular publications on ecology and oceans, including featured work in National Geographic and The New York Times, and a new Foreword to Rachel Carsonís The Sea Around Us.
His books have received wide acclaim, winning recognitions including New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction selection, Library Journal Best Science Book selection, the Lannan Literary Award for nonfiction, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, the New York Times Editorsí Choice, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine's book of the year for communicating science.
He has been named among "100 Notable Conservationists of the 20th Century" by Audubon Magazine and was featured on the Bill Moyers PBS special "Earth on Edge." He is a MacArthur Fellow and has received the Pew Scholarís Award in Conservation and the Environment and the Rabb Medal from Chicagoís Brookfield Zoo, among other honors.
Click here to read more about Carl's work and writing, including his forthcoming book, The View from Lazy Point, which will be available at the banquet.
Click here to see a short video about Carl, a finalist for the 2010 Indianapolis Prize.
BANQUET ENTREÉ SELECTIONS
We are pleased to offer the following entreé selections at the conference banquet:
- Macadamia nut-encrusted chicken breast over wild rice
- Butternut squash-stuffed ravioli with Alfredo sauce
All banquet meals include a starter salad, mixed vegetables, and your choice of beverage (coffee, milk, iced tea, or soda), as well as a hot apple dumpling with carmel sauce for dessert.
If you have food allergies or other dietary needs, please contact us at 608-250-9971 or register[at]wisconsinwetlands.org so that we can make arrangements to accommodate your needs.