This landmark course
and seminar series, was given at the Cape
Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster on Tuesday evenings from
6-9 p.m., January 17 & 31, February 14 & 28, March 14 &
28, April 11 & 25, and May 9 & 23, with one six-hour special
Saturday workshop on April 8th.
Sponsored by the
Museum and the International Fund for
Animal Welfare, this cutting-edge course was taught by Tora Johnson,
Adjunct Faculty at the College of the Atlantic and the University of
Maine. Click here to learn more about Tora Johnson.
new book, Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates
of Whales and Fishermen, Johnson focuses on the searing conflict
over whale entanglement in fishing gear. The course built on this work,
taking the same in-depth, multi-perspective look at a broad range of
contentious marine debates.
Through panel discussions
by world-class experts on both sides of the issue, as well as lectures
and workshops, we had an unparalleled opportunity to explore the sources
of conflict and potential solutions for such controversial issues as
Navy sonar and its effect on marine mammals, the fate of the right whale,
competing claims to Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine groundfish stocks,
herring and mackerel mid-water trawl fisheries and their impacts on
marine food webs, and managing coastal resources for many interests.
Click here to see the seminar schedule.
DVDs of the sessions are available at the museum library. Click here
for directions to the museum.
This course was
open for graduate credit with Framingham State College ($250) and for
audit ($100). Members of the public were welcome to attend any session.
Museum members - $8.00, non-members - $10.00. Click here to see the
syllabus for the course.
For further information,
please contact the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 508-896-3867,