Annual State of the Ocean Event on Tuesday, April 5

Marine life on Cashes Ledge

For the seventh year in a row, Waynflete will host the The State of the Ocean Speaker Series.  The event will take place on April 5. The doors to the Arts Center open at 6:00 p.m. for an open house featuring Sustainable Ocean Studies and partner organizations with programs focused on the health of the Gulf of Maine. The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater.

The presentation is entitled: Cashes Ledge:  A New England Ocean Treasure. Should it be the next national monument?

Join us for an evening with marine scientists Dr. Jon Witman (Brown University) and Dr. Robert Steneck (University of Maine) along with Peter Shelley (Conservation Law Foundation) as they take us on a visual tour of Cashes Ledge, one of the Gulf of Maine’s most storied and rich ecosystems. See and hear why this marine ecosystem plays such a critical role in the biodiversity and health of the Gulf and about the efforts to permanently protect this unique area.

Admission to the evening is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit scholarships for Sustainable Ocean Studies, a three- week marine biology summer program. For more information, call 207.774.5721 ext. 1318, email sos@waynflete.org, or visit waynflete.org/sos.

SPONSORS Chewonki Foundation, Island Institute, Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association, Friends of Casco Bay, Maine Island Trail Association, Rippleffect, Coastal Studies for Girls, Conservation Law Foundation