www.womenworkingforoceans.org New England Aquarium Simons IMAX Theatre
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Film, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
WHAT: Women Working for Oceans (W2O), a group of Boston-area women seeking to raise awareness and champion causes that protect the oceans, is hosting its annual spring event called “The Heart of Hope: A Quest to Save Our Seas” with a lecture and luncheon, featuring author, activist, and world traveler Liz Cunningham.
WHO: Liz Cunningham has traveled the world gathering stories and photos about promising work being done to protect the world’s oceans despite dire environmental crises. She is the author of Ocean Country: One Woman’s Voyage from Peril to Hope in Her Quest to Save the Seas. A dedicated speaker and writer, she is working on two new books: The Passion for Rescue about what inspires people to be part of marine animal rescue missions and Our Oceans, Our Breath about vital marine plants and algae. Years ago, she had a near-death accident that caused her to re-evaluate her life, coming to the conclusion that she loves the work of helping people connect with nature and its inspiring effects. A long-time supporter of the New England Aquarium Marine Conservation Action Fund, Cunningham donates a portion of her book royalties to the fund which provides small grants to marine conservation work internationally.
WHERE: New England Aquarium Simons IMAX Theatre, Central Wharf, Boston, Mass.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 16; 11 a.m., networking in the IMAX lobby; 11:30 a.m., lecture by Liz Cunningham in the IMAX Theatre; and 12:30 p.m., luncheon will be held in the Aquarium’s Harbor View Terrace. The networking time and lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets to the luncheon are $100.
TICKETS: Reservations are required, and space is limited. The event is sponsored by the Boston-based Women Working for Oceans (W2O), in partnership with the New England Aquarium. W2O’s mission is to promote healthy and sustainable oceans through education that inspires advocacy and action. For more information, visit www.womenworkingforoceans.org; #OceanOptimism and #HeartOfHope.