Scientist Carl Safina at BIMI

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 3:45pm

The following was submitted by the Block Island Maritime Institute:

When the words conservation, ecology, and environment occur in the same sentence, Carl Safina’s name is sure to follow. The Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) is delighted to host world-renowned author, environmentalist and ecologist Carl Safina for an exciting Tuesday Talk on Aug. 6, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Safina is featured in “Bluefin,” a 53-minute documentary investigating the decline of the bluefin tuna stocks that will be presented at BIMI on Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Safina is a scientist, author and personality focused on how humans and nature interact and how this interaction will affect future generations. His seven books have won accolades, beginning with the publishing of his first book “Song for the Blue Ocean.”

He has hosted the 10-part PBS series “Saving the Ocean;” his most recent TEDTalk has over two million views; Audubon magazine has named him among its “100 Notable Conservationists of the 20th Century; Utne Reader listed him among “25 Visionaries Changing the World” and his work has won countless distinguished prizes, among which is the MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship. His talk will include information from/references to “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel” and “The View from Lazy Point.”

BIMI is excited to have this opportunity to host one of the world’s most interesting and prestigious scientists. 

He will also do a book signing at Island Bound Bookstore on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 4 p.m.