An evening of intellect and performance at Harvard University to highlight the beauty and importance of bioluminescence and address the critical need for ocean conservation.
Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic;
Woody Hastings, Paul C. Mangelsdorf Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University;
performance of Aqua Borealis by The Kristin McArdle Dance Company
6PM- Free and open to the public ($5 - $10 suggested donation). Seating is general admission on a first-arrival basis. Free event parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Parking Garage.
Science: Prof. J. Woodland Hastings, a pioneer researcher in the world of bioluminescence and circadian biology, looks at how marine organisms like dinoflagellates, jellies, and bacteria produce biological light.
Art: KMD performs Aqua Borealis, a dance of traveling biolumes, rainbowed sculpture and liquid-light, inspired by deep-sea exploration and marine organisms that use light and movement to communicate in the ocean.
Passion: Dr. Sylvia Earle has led more than 60 ocean expeditions worldwide culminating in over 7,000 hours underwater. Named by Time Magazine as the first “Hero for the Planet," she received a TED award in 2009 and launched the Mission Blue Foundation, which aims to establish marine protected areas around the globe.
Living Light is co-sponsored by The Harvard Summer School, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Pleiades Network, W2O, and the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School.