Public reception at 6:30 p.m. Film begins at 7:00 p.m.
Limited space available. For tickets, visit: http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/climate_of_change
The Island Institute, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, presents A CLIMATE OF CHANGE: 4 SHORT FILMS at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth, NH. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts including: Dr. Heather Deese, VP of Research and Strategy, Island Institute, and Amanda Moeser, Oyster Conservation Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy. Rob Snyder, president of the Island Institute, will introduce and moderate the evening discussion.
Across New England and the nation, fishermen and scientists are observing notable shifts in the ecosystem and dramatic changes on the water. The four films in the Island Institute’s “A Climate of Change” series examine the effects on the fishing industry associated with climate change, including warming waters, lack of biodiversity, and ocean acidification. The films help introduce shellfish aquaculture as an example of economic diversification for fishing communities and will provide excellent opportunities for relationship building and dialog on climate change.
Films in the four-part series (under 9 minutes each) include:
Part 1: Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine
Part 2: Ocean acidification in Alaska
Part 3: Collapse and adaptation in the Apalachicola (FL) oyster fishery
Part 4: The future of aquaculture
Join us for a free public reception followed by these four short films and panel discussion with local experts!