http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=108745&view=Detail New England Aquarium's Simons Theatre
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
WHAT: In the United States, younger generations have been at the forefront of movements to stabilize democracy and our climate. But they need support, including from older Americans. Bill McKibben, a veteran writer, campaigner and founder of Third Act and 350.org, is determined to change the world for the better. To continue the New England Aquarium Lecture Series, McKibben joins for a discussion of his life’s work, starting in the suburbs of Boston, with a focus on where we stand now and how we can make rapid progress in the future.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: In person at the New England Aquarium’s Simons Theatre, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, and virtual via Zoom.
HOW: Register here to reserve your ticket for the free lecture. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
WHO: Bill McKibben is a contributing writer to The New Yorker and a founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 to work on climate and racial justice. He founded the first global grassroots climate campaign, 350.org, and services as the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2014, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the “alternative Nobel,” in the Swedish Parliament. He’s also won the Gandhi Peace Award, and received honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities. He has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published in 1989. His most recent book, The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back on his Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened, was published in 2022.
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 one 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 a vital and vibrant ocean. 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.