https://www.neaq.org/learn/lectures/upcoming-lectures/ New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Art, Lectures & Conferences, Movies
WHAT: The New England Aquarium Lecture Series presents Secrets of the Sea: A Screening with Filmmaker Jonathan Bird. Secrets of the Sea is a beautifully photographed new giant screen 3D documentary that explores the world of 70 marine species and the ways in which they interact with each other and their environment. Meet some of the strangest and most spectacular inhabitants—from pygmy seahorses and opalescent squid to manta rays and tiger sharks. A special in-person only preview event will be held Thursday, February 16 at the New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre, with a screening of the film followed by a Q&A featuring local cinematographer Jonathan Bird.
WHO: For Secrets of the Sea, internationally acclaimed filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall partnered with local award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Bird, whose giant screen film Ancient Caves was released to critical acclaim in 2020 and who is the producer and host of Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, an Emmy® Award-winning educational family-friendly underwater adventure series airing on public television and YouTube. Bird is also the founder of Oceanic Research Group, a non-profit environmental organization founded in 1990 to promote conservation of the world’s oceans.
WHEN: Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Simons Theatre at the New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston MA
HOW: Register here for the free screening and discussion, which is in-person only. Advance registration required. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM: The New England Aquarium is a global leader in marine science and conservation, working to safeguard ocean animals and habitats. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and a major public education resource for the region. The Aquarium’s research and rescue efforts build on the institution’s 50-year legacy of protecting the blue planet and advocating for vital and vibrant oceans. In the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, scientists conduct applied marine research that informs ocean management, policy, and industry practices, and contributes to the innovation of new technologies. Through its Sea Turtle Rescue Program, the Aquarium helps protect critically endangered and threatened sea turtle populations through rescue, rehabilitation, and release efforts.
ABOUT THE LOWELL INSTITUTE: Founded in 1836 with a mission to inform the populace regardless of gender, race, or economic status, the Lowell Institute has reached thousands of Boston-area residents by sponsoring free public lectures and other educational programs.