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Conservation in Action

December 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Front entrance of Aquarium

You’re invited to join us during a special Conservation in Action as we help debut
the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Blue Beacon Series with
The Future of Marine Protected Areas in a Changing Climate

Tuesday, December 11  6:30 – 8:30pm

Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing our ocean. Marine protected areas (known as MPAs) are one of the primary ways we protect marine biodiversity, but the special places and the species that call them home are increasingly impacted by climate change.

Join us for a panel discussion on the role of MPAs in better understanding how we can mitigate against the threats of climate change, and how our changing climate is impacting the ocean. Panelists will provide a unique view into local efforts to strengthen marine protected areas.


  • Ms. Kris Sarri, President and CEO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation


  • Dr. Peter J. Auster, Senior Research Scientist, Mystic Aquarium
  • Dr. Dave Wiley, Research Coordinator, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Dr. Tracey Dalton, Professor of Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island

Program is free and begins promptly at 6:45
Reception with light refreshments and a cash bar will follow

Please click here to RSVP by December 7th

The Blue Beacon Series

Bringing light to the biggest challenges facing the ocean, coasts and Great Lakes

Our planet’s biggest challenges are often the hardest to see. The Blue Beacon Series, hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, brings together scientists, conservationists, and opinion leaders in a discussion of these big challenges and what we can do to make an impact. The series includes panels, lectures, and film screenings that build on the momentum of Capitol Hill Ocean Week, the nation’s premier policy conference on ocean and Great Lakes issues.

Mystic Aquarium’s Conservation in Action series features guest speakers who share their experiences with and contributions to the conservation of our ocean planet.


December 11, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
(860) 572-5955