Monday August 13th, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Topic: Climate Change and Its Impact on the Rhode Island Environment
Gail Scrowcroft is the Associate Director of the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, a national facility for ocean science research and education. Gail is an international leader in ocean and climate science education, lecturing across the globe on related issues. She is currently working with the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission to develop international collaborations related to ocean literacy and workforce development for the blue economy.
Jonathan Stone is the Executive Director of Save The Bay. He moved to Rhode Island in 1976 to attend Brown University, before going on to earn an MBA at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. During his tenure, Save The Bay has successfully challenged ill-conceived and damaging infrastructure projects, sounded the alarm on changing climate conditions, completed dozens of habitat restoration projects, achieved major legislative victories, expanded Save The Bay’s environmental education programs, and strengthened its financial foundation. Gail and Jonathan will provide a current perspective on the climate and its impact on the Rhode Island environment.