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WaterWatch Lecture – How Seaweed Changed the Demographics of Scituate

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Mark your calendars for the 2018 WaterWatch Lecture Series. Join us every Wednesday night for a free public lecture series featuring world renowned authors, scientists and historians focused on the nature and human history of New England waters. This year’s highlights include; Reeling in Striped Bass: Conserving this Historic and Economically Vital Fish, Portland Gale – 120th Anniversary of a Super Storm, and Taking Action on Plastic Bag Use.

January 17:  How Seaweed Changed the Demographics of Scituate
David Ball, President – Scituate Historical Society

An out-of-work fisherman walking a Scituate beach in the 1840s stumbles across a familiar species of seaweed, and from this unexpected moment of discovery grows a series of events that cause a cascade of change for the quiet little community that is still being felt today. Join historian and author David Ball as he explains how this particular marine algae found off the coast of Scituate dramatically altered the social fabric of this South Shore town forever.

In partnership with North and South River Watershed Association, MassAudubon – South Shore Sanctuaries and South Shore Natural Science Center.

Sponsored by:  Clean Harbors, Rockland Federal Credit Union, Mass Cultural Council, and Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, and Scituate Cultural Councils.

Details

Date:
January 17
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

South Shore Natural Science Center
Phone:
781-659-2559
Email:
ssnsc@ssymca.org
Website:
southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

Venue

South Shore Natural Science Center
48 Jacob Lane
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Phone:
781-659-2559