Sakonnet Preservation’s Third Winter Speaker – Dr. Koty Sharp – Join us

"Coral Research in New England - Lessons about Microplastics Pollution and Climate Change from the Rhode Island Coastline” Wednesday, March 10th at 7PM

Posted 2/22/21

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Koty Sharp to our Speaker Series. She will discuss current threats to marine ecosystems, including microplastics pollution and climate change. It may be surprising that there are corals in our local waters!

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Sakonnet Preservation’s Third Winter Speaker – Dr. Koty Sharp – Join us

"Coral Research in New England - Lessons about Microplastics Pollution and Climate Change from the Rhode Island Coastline” Wednesday, March 10th at 7PM

Posted

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Koty Sharp to our Speaker Series. She will discuss current threats to marine ecosystems, including microplastics pollution and climate change. It may be surprising that there are corals in our local waters! Sharp's laboratory group conducts research on the Northern Star Coral, which inhabits the rocky coasts of Rhode Island and is the only hard coral in New England. Here she'll talk about what the research community has recently learned and how this unusual coral can be used in basic research to better understand resilience to microplastic pollution and climate change in ecosystems all around the globe.

To sign up for these virtual events, you can find the registration information on our website, Facebook page, or directly through Eventbrite by searching for Sakonnet Preservation. All talks are free.

The Sakonnet Preservation Association (SPA) has dedicated the efforts of its all-volunteer Board of Directors to fulfilling its mission of conserving and stewarding Little Compton’s natural landscapes and resources. These efforts, supported entirely by annual membership donations and gifts as well as the generosity of donors of land and conservation easements, have resulted in the permanent preservation of over 56 properties totaling over four hundred (465) acres of Little Compton land.

SPA was founded in 1972 as the first private, community land trust in Rhode Island.  It is fully accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Contact: 
Joy Elvin, Director of Operations
Sakonnet Preservation Association
401.635.8800
jelvin@sakonnetpreservation.org
www.sakonnetpreservation.org

Event Date
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Event time
7:00 PM
Cost / donation
FREE EVENT
Contact
401.635.8800
Categories
Community Events

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