National Geographic Diver in Chicago April 1st

This is not a CSM event!  We are posting this because it may be of interest to our members...


Enric is a diver and marine ecologist who is leading National Geographic’s Pristine Seas expeditions to find, survey, and protect the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean.

 

National Geographic Live! Speaker Enric Sala


Event Information: Pristine Seas: Exploring Underwater Edens

- Who: Diver and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala
- What: A talk by Enric recounting his odyssey from academic to explorer and activist, featuring stunning imagery from the healthy seas he works to protect.
- Where: Goodman Theatre (170 N Dearborn Street)
- When: Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m.
- Tickets: $29-40

P.S., We might be able to get discount pricing depending on how many people sign up to RSVP


- For more information: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers/2013/04/01/pristine-seas-chi/
Marine ecologist DR. ENRIC SALA, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence,
left his academic career to take an active role in reversing the decline he witnessed
in the oceans. Since 2005, Sala has fulfilled his passion to make a difference by
leading National Geographic’s Pristine Seas expeditions. His mission: to find,
survey, and protect the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean. His destination:
underwater edens found outside the reach of shipping lanes, fisheries, and
other human interference. Sala believes that when we understand how healthy
marine ecosystems work, we can help damaged ecosystems recover.
To highlight—and save—some of our planet’s most remarkable underwater
worlds, he and his team have conducted scientific expeditions to the Cocos
Islands off Costa Rica, the Salas y Gómez Islands near Easter Island, and the
central Pacific’s Line Islands. Most recently, he visited the Pitcairn Archipelago,
legendary home of the HMS Bounty mutineers. Making 450 dives, Sala’s team
discovered a paradise below the waves, where 90 percent of the sea bottom is
covered with healthy coral. Join Sala as he recounts his adventures as a global
marine conservationist. Enjoy a stunning visual kaleidoscope of dazzlingly colored
fish and lightning-quick reef sharks. Hear the stories behind his successful efforts
to restore the oceans to health and beauty.

View the PDF flyer flyer at http://files.meetup.com/221110/National%20Geographic%20Pristine%20Seas%20Event%20Information.pdf

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  • Tom B.

    The inverted pyramid was really fascinating and surprising. My theory on the guy with the complaint: he's from New York and was determined to undermine Dr. Sala's comment about Chicago being the best place for an audience. Did anyone else think he had a New York accent?

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • joli

      It's better than being insulted that all English people are ugly like triton triggerfish! Haha. Good job I'm not easily offended. He was cl

      April 3, 2013

  • Steve M.

    That was my first Nat Geo lecture there; and I plan on attending more of them next season. I heard photojournalist Brian Skerry’s lecture last year was quite moving. Brian's portfolio from his website is incredible.

    http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/photographer-brian-skerry.html

    Contrary to anything the fool in the front row said, I thought Dr. Sala’s lecture was impressive. Thanks for posting this NON-CSM event!

    April 3, 2013

  • lori w.

    I was appalled and embarrassed that the man stood up and complained. I'm sure that they won't be saying that Chicago is the best audience any more.

    In spite of that, it was a fascinating lecture, as all of the Nat Geo lectures are.

    April 3, 2013

  • Robert H. H.

    Nat Geo Live is a wonderful series and Dr. Sala just reinstalled that fact! His delivery, sense of humor and love for our oceans made the presentation that much more incredible. We enjoyed every minute and as a Shark lover I was in Heaven. The impromptue dinner arrangements with great frienda and a great meal with our favorite waiter the "Chach" was a great finale to a wonderful evening! Already looking forward to the next series of speakers! Oh- what was with the idiot who complained to the speaker about his seating in the middle of the performance????? What a tool!!!!!

    April 3, 2013

  • julienne D S.

    We had a wonderful time!! Enric was VERY informative and eye opening regarding pristine reefs and the natural sustainability of these areas versus degraded reefs! We love this series and can't wait til October for the next!! Thanks to Daniel and Candace for another awesome time afterward with the Chach!! Rob and I had a blast!! U guys rock!!!

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • Daniel B.

      Rob, Julienne and Candace, I am blessed to have you as my cultural and culinary co-celebrants. The entire evening was divine and meaningful. Dr Sala blew everyone away with his graphical portrayal of what's possible biologically when a tropical reef is in optimal health. It was touching to see how playful, curious, and exuberant adolescent black tip reef sharks can be. I'm hoping that we can somehow create that kind of raw, ripping energy with our shark population at the Shedd. Someday we will all visit a pristine reef and bask in the bounty, the incomparable aquatic flora and fauna as Dr Sala did in the Line Islands of the mid-Pacific. XOXO

      2 · April 2, 2013

  • Greg G

    Very nice ..

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • Greg G

      I thought my original write as sent...

      April 2, 2013

    • Greg G

      I thought Enric gave a very informative presentation.His videos ,pictures and Graphs supported his findings .It reinforced are need to do something about what has transpired over time to our Ocean.I wish more people could have heard these scary facts.
      I'll be looking forward to seeing future speakers from N G.

      April 2, 2013

  • joli

    Hi
    I really enjoyed it last night.
    Thanks for letting us know about the event :-)

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • julienne D S.

      Glad you enjoyed it!! We love the NatGeo series!

      April 2, 2013

  • Greg G

    I am looking forward to hearing the presentation..

    March 31, 2013

  • Jay W.

    I already have ticket

    March 30, 2013

  • Greg G

    Tom,your right...I just purchased a ticket $29.00 .Row hh32.Its up there, I'll bring bonoculars.Agent said it's been posted since last yr. Oh well....
    I think I'll probably take the Burlington train in .Should be interesting.

    March 12, 2013

    • Greg G

      Lori,Thanks...You going??

      March 12, 2013

    • lori w.

      Yes. I don't miss any of the Nat Geo lectures. I buy them as a series when they first go on sale and always have.

      March 17, 2013

  • Tom B.

    +1

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • Sloan W.

      Argh. Read this after I got a seat in....row 2....

      March 17, 2013

    • lori w.

      When you get there, go to the will call window and see if they will let you exchange them for another seat. That's what I did for the entire lecture. They will only do it if there are available seats, but it might be worth getting there a little early to do it. If not, just slouch down, lean back and watch. Otherwise your neck will get tired looking up. (based on experience)

      March 17, 2013

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