August 2016 Program (Thursday, 8/4/16 @ 7:30pm - “ What’s Happening to Corals? ” :

In August, Dan Porter, biology teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School, will speak to us on what’s happening to the world’s coral reefs. Dan received his Masters Degree in Biology from NCSU and has been involved in marine science education, restoration, and research projects for the past 25 years. He began the “Save the Sound” project in Connecticut in 1988, and has since operated a costal restoration business, run a Raleigh/Wake commission on storm water, and researched trout development for Trout’s Unlimited. His talk will focus on the root causes for degradation, anthropogenic impacts, bleaching, and artificial restoration of this fragile ecosystem. We hope to see you there!