A free lecture by Dr. Carl Safina will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in Tukey Theatre.
Safina will lecture on “Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us.” The lecture will examine fisheries, coral reefs, forests, climate change — all facets of the same issue. Sharing travels that take us from his Long Island beach house to the high Arctic, Antarctica, and across the coastal tropics, Safina shows how the changes he’s witnessed challenge not just nature but all of humankind. He also will discuss how science has ethical implications, how religion and science are converging toward common cause on environmental matters, and how moral responses can add momentum toward increasingly crucial solutions.
Safina will give his keynote address “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel,” at 7 p.m. You must purchase a ticket for this event. USC Upstate faculty and staff members may purchase a half price ticket for the keynote presentation only by selecting “student” from the ticket options.
An accomplished science writer, Safina has served as the host for the PBS TV series “Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina.” His literary works have been recognized by the New York Times and the LA Times, and his work on ocean conservation earned him a MacArthur “genius grant”.