The 3rd Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium, November 20th in Yachats, Oregon at the Commons, doors at 5pm, keynote begins at 5:30. A free event for all. This year’s event will kick off with an update on the Ocean Science Trust from Senator Roblan and Representative Gomberg and follow with our keynote speaker Laurie Weitkamp who will be presenting on “The Blob and El Nino”. Full program and participating organizations and students below. The Cape Perpetua Land/Sea Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds.
Event Goals: – Raise awareness of historical and current conservation, research and stewardship of Cape Perpetua region. – Foster and promote a sense of place and stewardship within the community for the Cape Perpetua region. – Promote volunteer opportunities and local organizing to support long-term management and conservation for the Cape Perpetua marine reserve. – Create opportunities for people to collaborate on conservation activities within the Cape Perpetua region, especially those focused on the Cape Perpetua marine reserve.
Program and Agenda: 5:00-5:30 pm Doors Open – Social, Poster and Tabling Appetizers, beverages, mingle and visit tables and posters 5:30pm – 5:35pm Welcome and Introduction What makes this place special, why we are here, and what we hope to accomplish tonight 5:35pm – 5:50 pm Needs and Opportunities for Science in Oregon’s Ocean Senator Arnie Roblan & Representative David Gomberg Framing the needs and opportunities for science, research and collaboration in Oregon’s ocean, the Senator and Rpresentative will provide an update on establishment and progress on the Ocean Science Trust. Continue reading