Learn about one of the most endangered marine mammal species in the world and the efforts to save it during “Net Loss: The Vanishing Vaquita Porpoise,” 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2 at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center in Plano, Texas.
This free public event will include a screening of “Souls of the Vermilion Sea,” a documentary film by Wild Lens about the struggle to save the vaquita, as well as forum addressing related topics. Senior Marine Scientist, Amy Whitt M.E.M., will provide information about the vaquita, discuss the main threats to the species, and provide an update on the unprecedented international conservation effort taking place in the Gulf of California right now. Jennifer O’Loughlin-Brooks, Collin College Professor of Psychology, will discuss how conservation psychology can encourage safeguarding of wildlife and the natural world. You will also learn about ways that you can help save the vaquita.
Local environmental organizations will be on hand with helpful information. Refreshments will be available and Collin College student art will be on display. “Net Loss” is co-sponsored by multiple Collin College organizations, including Psi Beta, Collin Association for Sustainable Efforts, LULAC, and the Honors Institute.
You aren’t in the Dallas area? No problem. You can join the event via the webinar. Details are provided below.
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