At this Civic Scientist Lecture, world-renowned oceanographer and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Sylvia A. Earle will discuss ocean conservation and its unique challenges and opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Civic Scientist Lectures are a series of talks by leading scientists and engineers from around the world who have impacted public policy. The goal of the series is to expose scientists and future scientists to the notion that their roles expand outside of the laboratory. It also gives the Houston community an opportunity to hear leading scientists discuss their fields and careers, promoting science and technology as a public good worthy of federal, state and local funding. The Civic Scientist Program is managed by the Science and Technology Policy Program of Rice University's Baker Institute.
This event, also a part of the Shell Distinguished Lecture Series, is co-hosted by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the Center for the Study of Environment and Society and the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University.
Additional support for this event was generously provided by JWC/JKH Family Foundation -- Janice Hartrick.