Metcalf Institute’s 2024 Annual Public Lecture Series

Event Date: 
June 20, 2024

Metcalf Institute is celebrating over 25 years of bringing science to the conversation! Join us for a weekly dose of inspiration and education as part of our Annual Public Lecture Series. Each week, we bring you a free, virtual talk with an inspired thought leader, grappling with real-world issues of climate change and water issues. Together, we’ll explore the latest research and collaborative efforts to respond to our changing environment.

This year, we’re holding our Annual Lecture Series weekly on Thursdays from May 30th to June 20th from 1-2pm ET. The keystone Leeson Lecture held both in-person and via Youtube on June 6th, 2024, during the in-person Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.

All lectures are free and will be live-streamed online. Limited in-person seating will be available for the June 6 Leeson Lecture at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography. All of our lectures are accessible for deaf and hard of hearing via live ASL interpreters and Zoom captioning. 

2024 Public Lecture Schedule (all times Eastern)

  • Thursday, May 30, 1-2pm ET:    Environmental Racism and Climate Impacts: How Frontline Communities Are Creating Their Own Adaptations
  • Thursday, June 6, 3:30-4:30pm ET:    Leeson Lecture with [SEJ member] Erica Gies
  • Thursday, June 13, 1-2pm ET:    Implications of Under-researching the South Atlantic for Water Scarcity in South America
  • Thursday, June 20, 1-2pm ET:    Restoring the Great Salt Lake. A Roundtable Discussion on the Science of Restoring this Inland Sea to Safe Levels by 2034

Register for one or all sessions. Details and registration links.


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