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Explore the Ocean! Climate change and conservation in the Oceans online with Zoom
Online - Zoom

Saturday, Apr. 24, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
“We are Water Protectors” Sometimes it is easy to forget how much of the world is water – over 70% (about ¾) of the planet is covered in water! But, because of climate change and other issues like pollution, and overfishing that water is in trouble. As a scientist, Kharis Reid Schrage seeks to understand how the water (and the many creatures living in it) is impacted by these stressful events. Find out about the impacts of climate change, pollution, and overfishing on marine ecosystems (especially tropical and polar regions – there will be lots of penguin pictures!). Then together we can work to protect our most precious resource – water.  Recommended for children in 2nd -5th grade.
Ocean Acidification-How the Ocean is Playing a Role in Climate Change
Please view this video prior to registering and submit at least one question.  Register to get the zoom code to participate in this program.

Suggested reading: We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstron or ask a librarian for other books about water and the ocean
Kharis Reid Schrage is a PhD student at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, located in Falmouth, Massachusetts. She is  studying the basic ecology of polar marine invertebrates. Over the past few years, she has taken four trips to Antarctica to better understand the impacts of climate change on the marine ecosystem, spent two summers in Alaska studying the salmon fishery, and participated in conservation and clean-up efforts wherever I can.
Kharis Reid Schrage was matched to the Cora J. Belden Library through a special program Skype-a-Scientist (
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