Dominican Hosts Save Seafood Tour

The public is invited to attend lectures and a free lunch on Tuesday, October 10, when Dominican hosts the Save Seafood Tour.

Presented by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program, Bon Appétit Management Company, and Dominican’s Institute of Leadership Studies, the public education and outreach program is designed to provide information about the precarious state of our oceans. Reservations are required as seating is limited. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call 415-485-3202.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Creekside Room at Caleruega Dining Hall with a lecture titled “Oceans in Peril: Environmental Issues Affecting Marine Environments.” The lecture will be presented by Dr. Vania Coelho, assistant professor of biology at Dominican.  Dr. Coelho’s current research focus is on conservation ecology of marine ecosystems, particularly coral reefs. Before joining Dominican, Dr. Coelho was an associate research scientist at Columbia University, where she was involved with the Biosphere II Project.

At 11 a.m., representatives of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program will discuss the impact of over-fishing on the global environment. The program will feature a screening of the 20-minute film Can the Oceans Keep up with the Hunt? A discussion led by one of the filmmakers will follow the screening.

Following the discussion, Dominican and Bon Appétit, the University’s food service provider, will provide a lunch featuring sustainable seafood.

Dominican’s Environmental Studies program and the Greener Dominican Task Force are co-sponsoring the event.

Posted October 3, 2006