Happening on March 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017


Join Greenbelt for the fourth segment of our State of the Oceans Lecture and Film Series as we view “A Sea Change.”  Follow along as a retired history teacher goes on a quest to different parts of the world in an attempt to discover what is happening to the world's oceans. Not only is he interested in this phenomena for himself, but he is also on a journey to see what the state of the oceans will be like for his grandchild and future generations. FREE. 

Film trailer

Learn About:

  • How sea temperature rise is affecting ocean ecosystems
  • What human activities are causing this sea temperature rise
  • What can be done to attempt to stop this rise
When: March 23, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Auditorium,
               6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport MA

Additional Details:

Even though it may be hard to tell from jumping in the ocean along the North Shore, the ocean temperature is rising around the world. This rise in sea temperature poses serious problems and concerns for our society as well as for the health of the ocean ecosystem.

Warming waters are a serious threat to all marine life as well as the ecosystems they reside in, and the temperature rise has been accelerated greatly over the past few decades due to human activities.

This film will touch upon the human activities that are causing this change, with the main emphasis being on the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere and absorbed by the oceans. Learn more about what needs to be done to control this, and what you can do to help stabilize and protect the ocean for future generations. Land conservation can play an indirect role in helping to combat the rising sea temperatures.

After the screening there will be time for open discussion. Light refreshments will be available. Contact Andrew for more information. 

Driving Directions:

The refuge is located ~35 miles north of Boston near the City of Newburyport. From Route 95 take exit 57 and travel east on Route 113, then continue straight onto Route 1A South to the intersection with Rolfe’s Lane for a total of 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Rolfe’s Lane and travel 0.5 miles to its end. Turn right onto the Plum Island Turnpike, and the visitor center will be shortly on the right. If not stopping at the visitor center, continue to travel 2.0 miles crossing the Sgt. Donald Wilkinson Bridge to Plum Island. Take your first right onto Sunset Drive and travel 0.5 miles to the refuge entrance.

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