The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past—Planning for the Future
Amid growing demands on British Columbia’s Coastal Waters, people are coming together to shape the future of the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean in British Columbia, Canada where whales, wolves, bears and humans thrive in rich coastal ecosystems. The Great Bear Sea is also a place where worlds collide – a place full of historic conflicts, emerging struggles over ocean resources, and now globally leading solutions. First The Province of British Columbia and 18 First Nations have crafted marine plans for the Great Bear Sea to protect marine ecosystems and build sustainable coastal economies within the region. The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past will introduce the people and communities along the coast of British Columbia who are working to implement the marine plans — to sustain their marine environment, livelihoods and cultures. What can conservation efforts in British Columbia teach us about the marine conservation in New England? Come and find out.
Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; May 22, 2016; 1:00-2:00 pm; Program Fee: Free with Admission. Ages: Teen to Adult.
Admission: Members (2 adults and up to 4 children) free; Non-Member Adults $6.00; Non-Member Senior $5.00; Non-Member Child (4-12) $4.00; Children 3 and under free.