2014 Fall Line-Up: Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series

Published September 15, 2014

The 2014 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series, “National Marine Sanctuaries: Special Ocean Places and Their Champions,” is back!


The fall series kicked off last week with an expert panel of historians and authors discussing how Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the Battle of Baltimore helped shape U.S. history.

On October 19, we’re hosting a special morning lecture for kids, featuring children’s book author Twig George. She’ll share the story behind “Ice Whale,” a children’s book chronicling the relationship between a young Eskimo boy and the rare bowhead whales that inhabit Alaskan waters.

Dr. James P. Delgado, a maritime archeologist, explorer and author, joins us on October 21 for “Preserving Our Past: Discovering America’s Maritime Heritage.” Delgado has participated in shipwreck expeditions around the world. In fact, his first two years with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were spent exploring the sunken Titanic.

November’s lecture, “Uncovering the Underwater Lives of Humpback Whales,” features marine biologist Dr. David Wiley. As a research coordinator at NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Wiley has pioneered the use of advanced technology to learn about and help protect these gentle giants.

On December 3, the Aquarium will welcome explorer, environmentalist, educator and filmmaker, Jean-Michel Cousteau. A famed ocean advocate, Cousteau inspires audiences worldwide to act responsibly and preserve the fragile underwater ecosystems that are tied to all life on Earth. In his lecture, “Building a Brighter Tomorrow through National Marine Sanctuaries,” Cousteau will talk about the importance of these special ocean places.

Learn more about the series, view past lectures and reserve your seats here

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