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Sentinels of Silence: Public Release and Panel Discussion
November 4, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
To kick off the public release of Sentinels of Silence: Whale Watching, Noise, and the Orca, join director Mark Pedelty, a fellow of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, for a free screening of the documentary, followed by a musical performance and discussion featuring a panel of scientists, conservationists, and policy advocates. With Washington State’s Department of Fish and Wildlife inviting public input on proposed policies until November 13, these experts will discuss noise as a threat to Southern Resident killer whale recovery and policy efforts to confront this issue.
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Event Timeline: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CDT
- 2:30 p.m. Introduction
- 2:40 p.m. Performance by Dana Lyons, “The Great Salish Sea”
- 2:45 p.m. A moderated Q&A discussion
- 3:30 p.m. Closing
Guests will include:
- Mark Pedelty, Director and Professor, University of Minnesota
- Donna Sandstrom, Founder and Executive Director, The Whale Trail
- Sorrel North, Community Organizer, Southern Resident Protection
- Tim Ragen, Former Executive Director, Marine Mammal Commission
- Christopher Clark, Cornell University
- Dana Lyons, Musician
- Moderator Ginny Broadhurst, Salish Sea Institute
Hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, this free screening, performance, and panel discussion event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Strait Alliance and the Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington University.