Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

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Start Date: Sep 20 2006
Location: Sawyer Free Library



Schooner Adventure presents The Beauty of Cape Ann Tidepools, by Robert Buchsbaum, Ph.D., Marine Ecologist, Mass Audubon/Wenham. Dr. Robert Buchsbaum has been a staff scientist with the Massachusetts Audubon Society since 1987 where he has focused much of his attention on coastal issues. His research career includes studies of the interactions between geese and their food plants on salt marshes, nutrient cycling in coastal marine habitats, the decline of seagrasses along the Massachusetts coast, long term changes in the plants and animals of estuaries and rocky shorelines, sources of pollution in coastal waters, and the effect of invasive species on coastal ecosystems. Dr. Buchsbaum is a frequent field trip leader and lecturer for Massachusetts Audubon and other environmental groups. His particular interests include marine and coastal habitats, wildflowers, birds, and alpine ecology.

Wednesday, September 20, 7pm in the Friend Room at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester, MA.

Supported by VarianSEA And Cape Ann Insurance Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure.

For more information visit www.schooner-adventure.org or call 978-281-8079

About Adventure

The Gloucester Adventure, Inc., a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events and fundraising.

One of the last five surviving Essex-built schooners, the Adventure is an icon of the nation’s fishing industry and a centerpiece of America’s oldest fishing port. Adventure is a destination site on the Essex National Heritage Area Maritime Trail’the only National Historic Landmark vessel in Essex. It serves as a living memorial to the 10,000 Gloucester fishermen who perished at sea. Built in 1926, the Adventure was the last American dory trawler fishing in the North Atlantic when she retired in 1953.

For more information, visit www.schooner-adventure.org.