July 7th – ‘Rising Sea’ presentation in Port Angeles

FEIRO MARINE LIFE CENTER ANNOUNCES 7/7 PRESENTATION –

6TH IN ITS 2010 MARINE SCIENCE SERIES

Rob Young, Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Professor of Geosciences at Western Carolina University and co-author of "A Rising Sea" will speak at Feiro Marine Life Center (on P.A. City Pier – Lincoln & Railroad) on Wednesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m.

"A Rising Sea" by Orrin Pilkey and Rob Young summarizes the current changes in sea levels around the world, and what can be expected with anticipated changes in global climate trends. Importantly, the book includes guidelines for coping with foreseeable consequences of sea level rise.

("A Rising Sea" will be available for purchase at FMLC.) After discussing his book, Professor Young will complete the evening reviewing his work with the BP oil spill on the Louisiana Coast.

In addition to his work with the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Professor Young is working with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to show how the Elwha Dam Removal and Restoration project will impact the tribe’s cultural heritage. "The project is unique in that the kids are being taught science and culture side by side. We hope this makes the science more interesting and more relevant," says Professor Young.

FMLC is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting marine conservation and education. A $5 donation is suggested but not required.

To assure adequate seating/set-up for this presentation, an RSVP is NEEDED, so you are asked to call ahead to reserve your space(s).

To reserve/ or for more information, please call (360) 417-6254.

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