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Schoodic Series: The State of the Oceans, Part 2

Winter Harbor -

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — Gary Davis, retired National Park Service chief scientist for ocean programs, will present a program at the Schoodic Education and Research Center on how changes in the oceans over the past four decades have affected our understanding and management of marine resources at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. He will explain how research and monitoring have been used to measure the health and function of our ocean environment and to indicate stresses on individual species. This program builds on the lecture presented at SERC in June.

Davis recently retired after over 40 years with the National Park Service. He has degrees in Biology from San Diego State College and has authored over 150 articles, reports, and books on topics such as marine protected areas, species conservation, ocean ecology, and ecological monitoring of the oceans. Recently, he guided development of a national strategy to improve stewardship and conservation in ocean parks.

All lectures will be held at the Moore Auditorium on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center, Acadia National Park, in Winter Harbor. They are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

All SERC events are sponsored by SERC Institute and Acadia National Park. SERC Institute is the nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Education and Research Center. The mission of SERC Institute is to guide present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.

For more information about any events, to learn more about SERC Institute, or to make a contribution to SERC Institute, contact Gail La Rosa Thompson, Director of Advancement at gail@sercinstitute.org or 288-1360.

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Contact Name: Gail Thompson

Telephone Number: (207)288-1310

Website: http://www.sercinstitute.org

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