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Chasing Coral


Join us for a film that inspired one of our exhibiting artists! 

Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won't have audiences sitting idle for long.



We will have Robert Max Holmes, a scientist from the Woods Hole Research Center to discuss and introduce the movie.


Dr. Holmes is an earth system scientist who studies rivers and their watersheds and how climate change and other disturbances are impacting the cycles of water and chemicals in the environment. He is particularly interested in the fate of the vast quantities of ancient carbon locked in permafrost in the Arctic, which may be released as permafrost thaws, exacerbating global warming. Dr. Holmes has ongoing projects in the Russian, Canadian, and Alaskan Arctic, and in the tropics in the Amazon and the Congo. He is committed to engaging students in his research projects and to communicating the results and implications of his research to the public and to policy-makers. Dr. Holmes recently served for two years as Program Director of the National Science Foundation's Arctic System Science Program and in 2015 was named National Fellow of the Explorers Club.

Chasing Coral’: Film Review | Sundance 2017
By David Rooney | January 22, 2017

‘Chasing Coral’ Director Jeff Orlowski On “Very Real” Dangers Of Climate Change – Sundance Studio
By Matt Grobar | January 25, 2017

Exclusive “Chasing Coral” Interview with Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski
By Ashley Sullivan | September 6, 2017



Event is free to the public. Please call 508.636.4177 or email to RSVP

Later Event: April 21
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