Dr. Deborah Brosnan, an acclaimed expert on ocean-related environmental issues, will speak at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher on Friday, June 1, following an “eco-reception” at 6 p.m. Brosnan, a marine biologist, is founder and director of the Sustainable Ecosystems Institute (SEI) and directs the Tsunami Relief Foundation. She specializes in exploring and explaining the ways natural disasters affect people and the ocean. In her presentations, she shares her first-hand experiences in disaster zones such as the Southeast Asia tsunami, and discusses how our everyday lives are connected to the present and future state of the ocean. The eco-reception at the aquarium includes a dinner featuring environmentally sustainable foods. Dr. Brosnan’s talk begins at 7 p.m. in the aquarium’s auditorium. The cost for dinner and the program is $25, and $12 for the program alone. Pre-registration is required for dinner. Discounts are available for members of the N.C. Aquarium Society and UNCW Odyssey. To register, contact Danielle Wallace at danielle.wallace @ncmail.net, or call 910-458-7468. As founder and director of SEI, Dr. Brosnan advises government and business leaders on science, conservation and science policy, and has given expert testimony on science and endangered species issues before U.S. Senate and House committees.
More information about Dr. Brosnan is available at www.deborahbrosnan.com.