October 2, 2012
American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking
And Filmmakers for Conservation
Dr. David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor”
Lessons from the Deep:
What the Oceans are Telling Us and Why it Matters
|From a tiny sub 2,000 feet below the Bering Sea, to a living time machine teeming with sharks in the underwater wilds of Cuba, to the world’s most remote inhabited island, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor” – recently featured on 60 MINUTES – takes us on a multimedia underwater journey, up close to breathtaking marine life we are just beginning to understand in a realm that has barely been explored, and shares the latest insights on the work to protect and restore our oceans.|
Hosted by Chris Palmer and Justine Schmidt
Free and Open to the Public
No Reservation Required
Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor, Mary Graydon Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017
Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU
September 24, 2012 – September 30, 2012
The 60 MINUTES presentation of “Gardens of the Queen” with Anderson Cooper featuring Cuba’s Jardines de la Reina has been named a finalist in the BLUE Ocean Film Festival 2012, to be held September 24-30, 2012 in Monterey, California.
The 60 MINUTES segment will be screened at BLUE, with a discussion by Dr. David E. Guggenheim, the “Ocean Doctor,” in his 12th year working in Cuba, and panel of experts focused on the significance of the piece and marine protected areas.
Named by Christopher Columbus to honor Queen Isabel, Jardines de la Reina, or Gardens of the Queen are one of the healthiest coral reef ecosystems remaining in the Caribbean.
In a world where coral reefs are dying, the corals in the Gardens of the Queen are flourishing, and like a living time machine, the Gardens likely resemble the healthy coral reefs Columbus saw, avoiding the rapid decline so common throughout the Caribbean and the rest of the world.
What makes this ecosystem so healthy? What are the implications for coral reefs elsewhere? What is the role of diving in this special ecosystem? And how is this ecosystem bringing Americans and Cubans closer together? What is so compelling about this Cuban ecosystem that 60 MINUTES sent Anderson Cooper and a camera crew to work with Dr. Guggenheim and Cuban scientists?
April 19, 2012
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: 12th Annual Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference
Dr. David E. Guggenheim will deliver the Keynote Address at the 12th Annual Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, April 19, 2012 at 7:00pm at Kehr Union.
This year’s conference theme is “consumption,” including consumption of natural resources, and will be held in cooperation with Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiatives.
Students will read papers, give PowerPoint presentations, give talks, or participate in a poster session.
March 27, 2012
UN Event: Meeting the Challenge of Communicating Rio+20: Engaging the Global Public in the Transformation to a Sustainable Future
Meeting the Challenge of Communicating Rio+20: Engaging the Global?Public in the Transformation to a Sustainable?Future
Co-organized by??the Natural Resources Defense Council, Kids vs. Global Warming, The Ocean Foundation, and more.
March 27th, 1:15-2:45pm, Room TBA,?UN Headquarters, New York
A panel of leading creative artists and talents, producers, media figures, scientists and communications and social media?experts will explore the?challenges and opportunities of communicating about Rio+20 today.
March 20, 2012
Turtle: The Incredible Journey
(United Kingdom/Austria/Germany, 2009, 81 min.)
March 20, 2012 10:30am
Town Hall Education Arts & Recreation Campus
1901 Mississippi Ave., SE (Metro: Southern Avenue)
This is the story of a loggerhead turtle as she follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on the beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream up towards the Arctic and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic across to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds are stacked against her; just one in ten thousand turtles survive the journey. She faces many hazards, her siblings are lost in the doldrums of the Sargasso Sea, she comes face to face with creatures of the deep and nearly dies at the hands of fishermen. When she finally reaches the? shores of Florida, 25 years have passed! Under a million stars, she crawls out of the sea to lay her own eggs and keep the turtles? journey alive. (–Save Our Seas Foundation). Narrated by Miranda Richardson. Directed by Nick Stringer. Produced by Save Our Seas Foundation.
Discussion with David E. Guggenheim, Ph.D., The Ocean Doctor, Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation and Nick Caloyianis, underwater camera operator, follows the screening.
March 16, 2012
BEYOND POLLUTION (USA, 2012, 90 min.)
World Premiere A firsthand investigation of BP’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, this film uncovers what really happened, why it happened and who benefited from the catastrophe. The production team traveled across the gulf coast interviewing environmental experts, government authorities, fishermen, scientists, drilling engineers and key BP contractors. Beyond Pollution examines the economic impact and health effects this tragedy will have on the local communities, both immediate and long term. Narrated by Dean Cain. Directed by Barker White. Produced by Barker White, Harper Robinson and Chris Shaw.?
Introduced by Turner Freeman, Adult Librarian, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Discussion with filmmakers Barker White, Harper Robinson and Chris Shaw and David E. Guggenheim, The Ocean Doctor and Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation.
FREE. No reservations required.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, A-5 Auditorium
901 G St., NW
(Metro: Gallery Place/ Chinatown, 9th & G Sts. exit or Metro Center, 11th & G Sts. exit.)
February 13, 2012
Is It Getting Hot In Here? Considering Social Media’s Impact on Climate Change (Social Media Week, New York)
Can social media influence climate change? As environmental concerns are brought to the forefront of the public eye, how can social media educate, inform, and provoke meaningful conversation? And what can climate change scientists gain from it? Attend this session to see how social media might provide the bridge for parties on both sides of environmental discourse to listen, learn, and better communicate.
Thomson Reuters, Category: Social & Environmental Change
Location: Social & Environmental Change Hub at Thomson Reuters
- Janine Gibson, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian US
- Andrew Revkin, Environmental Journalist; Dot Earth Blogger, The New York Times; Senior Fellow, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
- Fabien Cousteau, Environmental Advocate; Founder, Plant A Fish
- Dr. David E. Guggenheim, Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation; Host, The Ocean Doctor Radio Show
February 6, 2012
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan — Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series: “State of the Oceans” (Keynote)
Dr. David E. Guggenheim will kick off the 2012 Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series, an annual event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. Dr. Guggenheim will speak on the State of the Oceans on February 6th, 2012.
The Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series was launched in the early 1960s and is a centerpiece for the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. (more…)
January 27, 2012
Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education 27th Annual Conference: “Exploring our Blue Planet” (Keynote)
The conference takes place January 27 and 28, 2012 (Preconference workshops: January 26, 2012) at the Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel and Conference Center, Plainsboro, NJ.
While many around us are going green, ANJEE is going Blue for 2012! (more…)
December 22, 2011
Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour is an in-depth exploration of scientific topics ranging from climate change to nanotech. Every week neurophysiologist Dr. Kirsten Sanford talks with leading experts in all areas of scientific research. Recorded live every Thursday at 4pm Pacific/2300 UTC at http://live.twit.tv and released every Saturday at http://twit.tv.
Also available to watch on your home TV with your Roku Box or on your iPad and all mobile devices with the TWiT app.