When: Thu., Sept. 19, 12:30 p.m., Fri., Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. 2019
With the Global Climate Strike scheduled for September 20, many Vermonters may be pondering environmental health. This year, the Clifford Symposium, an annual meeting of the minds presented by Middlebury College, dives into the fate of one of Earth’s most precious resources: its oceans. The theme “The Future of the Global Ocean” guides three days of lectures and panel discussions, including a keynote address by Sea Education Association research professor of oceanography Kara Lavender Law. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder Paul Watson and filmmaker Mark Benjamin are also on hand to introduce and field questions about Chasing the Thunder (pictured), a 2018 documentary about two marine conservation captains battling maritime poaching.