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Our Warming Planet Needs Both Art and Science Right Now!

Special summer lecture series in collaboration with the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Woodwell Climate Research Center.

Join Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution coral reef expert Konrad Hughen & Woodwell Climate Research Center Artist in Residence Justin Brice to discuss how art and science can synergize to convince the world of all we stand to lose if we don’t reverse climate change and soon. Emcee and moderator: Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer, Woodwell Climate

To date, human activities have caused approximately 1°C of global warming since the Industrial Revolution; with warming projected to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if current activities continue. Coral reefs are especially vulnerable, expected to suffer a 70-90  percent loss at 1.5°C and much worse as temperatures rise higher.

The series will explore the synergies between art and science as a way to communicate important issues surrounding the environment and planetary health while inspiring change and stimulating action. In conjunction with two exhibitions at Highfield, SEAChange: Meditations on Sustainability and Turn the Tide: Courtney Mattison, participating artists and scientists will discuss a range of topics, including ocean acidification and coral bleaching, biofuels and the Blue Economy, mapping as an artform and a communication tool, plastics in the ocean, and art as means to amplify science and transform how we learn about the world.

ADMISSION IS FREE, PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register online now or give us a call at 508-495-1878, ext. 2

Lecture series is sponsored by the Woods Hole Foundation and the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation.
Turn the Tide: Courtney Mattison is a collaboration between Highfield Hall & Gardens and the Marine Biological Laboratory.  The exhibition is sponsored by the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation, The Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation, and the Woods Hole Foundation.

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