Tiny Giants take Newport RI

5-4-2016

Tiny Giants Takeover Newport - May 15 to June 20

What: Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale is an inspiring photography exhibit created by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be on exhibit in Newport, RI from May 15-June 20 The event is cosponsored by Sailors for the Sea and hosted at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum.

Marine microbes are tiny, but important creatures. They produce half the oxygen we breathe, serve as the source of food for all marine life from fish to whales, and are helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. Marine microbes are vital to our very existence. We invite you to view the exquisite, intricate beauty of these invisible marine organisms that are brought to life in dramatic photographs. The exhibit will feature information about each microbe, explain their importance in how the ocean functions, and highlight the many essential contributions made by marine microbes to the planet. Fun for adults and children alike!

Where: All events will be held at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840

Special Events for World Oceans Day, Wednesday June 8th

World Oceans Day is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. What better way to celebrate the event then to learn about the challenges our ocean faces, the success of cleaning uNarragansett Bay and viewing the marine microbes that are vital to ocean life?

World Oceans Day Summit: Lessons from Narragansett Bay to the Global Ocean

When: June 8th 9:30am – 12:00pm

All are invited to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum on Wednesday, June 8th, World Oceans Day, for an Ocean Health Summit presented by Sailors for the Sea and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences!

The summit will provide an overview on the current state of our global ocean, followed by a discussion on how the success story of Narragansett Bay can be used to improve waters worldwide. Speakers from environmental, academic and government institutions will share how they are taking action to make a difference in the Ocean State and beyond.

Tickets: $10 includes summit and entrance to the exhibit

To purchase: https://worldoceansdaysummit.eventbrite.com or http://bit.ly/oceansummit

Speakers will include:

  • R. Mark Davis, President of Sailors for the Sea
  • Professor Dennis Nixon, RI Sea Grant Director, GSO-URI
  • Dr. Graham Shimmield, Executive Director, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
  • Dr. Candace Oviatt, Professor GSO-URI
  • Janet Coit, Director, RI DEM
  • Jonathan Stone, Executive Director, Save the Bay
  • Dr. Shelley Brown, Education Director, Sailors for the Sea

Tiny Giants at Night: Science, Art & Cocktails

When: June 8th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join Sailors for the Sea, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and Redwood Library and Athenaeum for cocktails & conversation while viewing Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale.

The exciting evening event in honor of World Oceans Day will feature a special opportunity to meet the scientists behind Tiny Giants and to learn from them about the many important contributions made by marine microbes to the planet. The scientists will also share how they made the visible invisible.

Tickets: $30 includes exhibit, local brews, wines & spirits, and hors d'oeuvres

To purchase: https://worldoceansdaysummit.eventbrite.com or http://bit.ly/oceansummit Space is limited for both events. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.