Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center. Raising Whales

Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center. Raising Whales 

Held at the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT

Raising Whales: How the Recovery of Cetaceans Can Help Restore the Oceans.
Lecture  at 2:00 pm by Joe Roman, University of Vermont, Research Associate Professor

His book Whale will be available for signing. This book shows how our perceptions and relationships regarding this animal have changed over the centuries. From the tales of Jonah and Brendan the Navigator to Moby Dick and the modern debate over whaling, Whale considers the role of cetaceans in human history, mythology, art, literature, commerce, and science 

Fun, family activities and marine tank take place in the afternoon from 1:30 – 4:00 pm.

Organized by the Bruce Museum and the Greenwich Shellfish Commission.

Free. For access to Greenwich Point Park for this program or for more information, please contact Cynthia Ehlinger, 203-413-6756 or by April 29.


Joe Roman is a conservation biologist and author with research interests in biodiversity and ecosystem services, biological invasions, marine population genetics, and marine ecology. His broad research interests span endangered species policy, marine mammals, and biodiversity and human health. Joe teaches marine ecology and graduate workshops (ateliers) on emerging problems of conservation interest, such as marine spatial planning and the disease ecology of bats.  Joe is the author of Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act (Harvard University Press, 2011), the history and economics of endangered species conservation, and Whale (Reaktion 2006), a cultural and population history of whales and whaling. His science and nature writing has appeared in The New York Times, New Scientist, Audubon, Conservation, among others. 

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