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Scientific Sails: Protecting Marine Life

Saturday, June 3, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Raise the sails aboard the Mystic Whaler, a reproduction of a late 19th-century coastal cargo schooner for a scientific exploration of turtle conservation. Work side-by-side with conservation scientist Eleanor Sterling and biologist Eugenia Naro-Maciel to experiment with turtle tagging equipment, examine artifacts, and trace the DNA of underwater creatures. In this family-friendly tour of New York Harbor, you’ll learn how warming waters are impacting sea turtles, other ocean animals, and the underwater world around us.

Science Captains

Eugenia Naro-MacielBiologist

Dr. Eugenia (Genia) Naro-Maciel is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at New York University and a graduate of Yale University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology from Columbia University. She has co-authored numerous educational materials on protected areas and biodiversity conservation.

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Eleanor SterlingConservation Scientist

Dr. Eleanor Sterling is Chief Conservation Scientist at the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. She has over thirty years of international field research and community outreach experience in terrestrial and marine systems.

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