World-renowned marine scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle comes to Aquarium to discuss “Why We Should All Care About the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Depths of the Sea”


Event kicks off Aquarium’s free fall lecture series: Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Syliva Earle scuba diving
CREDIT: Amos Nachoum

WHAT: World-renowned oceanographer, explorer, and author Dr. Sylvia Earle kicks off the New England Aquarium’s fall 2022 free lecture series with her discussion, “Why We Should All Care About the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Depths of the Sea.” The event will be held in person in the Aquarium’s Simons Theatre and will also be livestreamed on Zoom.

Recognized as a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, Dr. Earle has led more than 100 ocean expeditions and spent some 7,500 hours underwater researching marine ecosystems and the deep ocean. She will share research from her new book, National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey, and make the case for why the state of our sea matters to everyone, everywhere, all of the time—regardless of where we live.

WHO: Dr. Sylvia Earle is the President and Chairman of Mission Blue, an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research Inc. (DOER), Chair of the Advisory Council for the Harte Research Institute, and former Chief Scientist of NOAA. Called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, she is an author and lecturer, and the recipient of more than 100 national and international honors and awards including being named Time Magazine’s first Hero for the Planet.

WHEN: Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: In person at the New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, and virtual via Zoom.

HOW: Register here for the free lecture. Advance registration required. The New England Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

Dr. Sylvia Earle
CREDIT: Todd Brown


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