May 17, 2012
Science + Art: The "Real Thing"(Coral Reefs) + Crocheted Coral Reef
Erinn Muller, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow,Coral Reef Ecosystem Research Program, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota
Diane Shelly, executive director, Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Thousands of species and millions of people depend on reefs for food and protection. More than 6,000 species of coral are known living in warm, shallow tropical seas or in the cold, dark depths of the ocean.
Coral reefs are often called "the rainforests of the sea" because of the diversity found in their created habitats, They are severely threatened. Scientists estimate that 19% of the world's coral reefs have been lost and another 35% will be lost over the next 20-40 years.
Join us as we converse and merge science + art, see the connections of diversity and see examples from one of the world's largest participatory science and art projects, the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, that will be exhibit at Florida Craftsmen this summer.
When: 5:30-7pm Thursday, May 17, 2012
Where: The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge 540 First St. SE, St. Petersburg
RSVP required to reserve seating: www.pieraquarium.org/event/coralreefcafe
Please reserve by May 16.
Table seating starts at 5:45pm.
$9 SciCafé Flying Standby 2-out-of-3-goes Plate
The Hangar is offering a special "pick 2" dinner: soup, salad, half sandwich
Soup of the Day
Salad: chopped or Caesar
Half sandwich: chicken salad, BLT, grilled cheese and ham
This science café is presented by The Pier Aquarium and sponsored by David E. Ramsey, CFP and Raymond James, the American Chemical Society, FMSEA (Florida Marine Science Educators Association), COSEE Florida and food partner, The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge.
To make a donation to support SciCafé programs, please click here: www.pieraquarium.org/scicafesupport