Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series

Public lectures on coastal issues.

Sunrise_Mamaroneck_19Aug2013Lecture series is FREE and open to the public.

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m., with light refreshments at 7:10.

Lectures are held in the UConn Avery Point auditorium, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton. Enter from the Academic Building main entrance, auditorium is on second floor at end of hall (disabled accessible); or enter through the student center, go up one flight of stairs. [campus map]

This series is sponsored by The UConn Avery Point Campus Director’s Office, The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, the UConn Department of Marine Sciences and the UConn Maritime Studies Program. A special thanks to the UConn Alumni – Southeast CT Network for supporting the February 23rd event.

For more information or to be added to the listserve, email or call 860-405-9025 or 860-405-9149.

2016 Lecture Highlights

Please join us in our newly renovated 300-seat auditorium for the 20th annual Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series. The auditorium is located near the new student center on the west end of campus.

This lecture series attempts to span the breadth of human interactions with coastal waters, including speakers from the natural and social sciences.

Click here for a printable version of the Coastal Perspectives Lecture schedule.

February 9 – Antony Adler, Ph.D.

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • View the Recorded Lecture
  • Race to the Bottom: The Forgotten Quest to Conquer and Colonize the Seafloor, 1960 – 1975
  • Research interests of Antony Adler.

February 23
– Gregory Skomal, Ph.D.

  • Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  • View the Recorded Lecture
  • Seeing Deeper into the World of the Great White Shark
  • For more information on Gregory Skomal’s research and biography, visit Shark Research and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
  • Thanks to the UConn Alumni – Southeast CT Network for supplying refreshments for this event!

March 8
– Tanya Kelley, M.L.A.

March 22
– Patrick Comins

  • Director of Bird Conservation for Connecticut, CT Audubon Society
  • View the Recorded Lecture
  • The Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds: Partnering to conserve
    threatened coastal birds in Connecticut
  • Read more about Patrick Comins at Bird Note and visit the Connecticut Audubon site for stunning photos and a wealth of information.

April 5
– Helen M. Rozwadowski, Ph.D. (replacement for Mark Long, Ph.D., who is unable to attend)

April 19
– James Prosek

  • Artist, Writer, and Naturalist
  • View the Recorded Lecture
  • Naming and Ordering Nature: An Artist’s Perspective
  • View the works and upcoming exhibitions of James Prosek.
  • James Prosek is also having an exhibition here on the Avery Point campus at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery (in the Branford House), June 11th -July 25th. The Opening Reception will be held on June 10th from 6-8pm. This is your opportunity to see James’ fabulous work in person!