Speakers Series

Below is a list of previous speakers that we have hosted. Most have allowed us to record their presentation, and if you click the picture for each, you can watch them at any time.

Greg and Weatherly Bates – Aquatic farm operation in Halibut Cove, Alaska.
March 17, 2023 | Time 7.00 PM | Zoom

Growing up in Little Compton, with their lives intricately tied to the ocean, the Bates have developed a deep passion for ocean health and sustainability. Their Aquatic farm operation helps them work towards the purpose of sustainably harvesting shellfish and seaweed from the ocean while also helping foster a healthy ecosystem and coastal community.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the importance of sustainable farming practices and their impact on coastal communities and ecosystems. Greg and Weatherly will share their experience and knowledge of the Aquatic farming industry, providing a unique insight into the world of ocean conservation.

Previous Speakers

Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers – recordings available for 2020-2022 here. These meetings are free and open to the public regardless of membership. The keynote speaker focuses on a conservation-related topic.

All of our recorded presentations are available on our YouTube channel.

Virginia A. Brown – Author of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Rhode Island
March 11, 2022

Lynda Mapes – Author of Witness Tree: Seasons of Change With a Century-Old Oak
January 27, 2022

Deborah Cramer Author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab & An Epic Journey
February 17, 2021

This presentation was not recorded.

Dr. Koty Sharp Coral Research in New England – Lessons about Microplastics Pollution and Climate Change from the Rhode Island Coastline
March 10, 2021

Tim Traver – Islands of the Early Morning Light: Climate Change and the Future of Southern New England’s Coastal Islands
March 31, 2021

John Dante Prevedini – Making Music from Found Objects in Nature
April 21, 2021