Land-Sea Symposium & Film Screening

The 8th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium will take place virtually on November 19, and everyone is invited to log in and learn about this area where land and sea meet.

The Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds.

This year’s event will kick off with a welcome from Representative David Gomberg & Senator Arnie Roblan and follow with our keynote speaker Michael L. Posner, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Oregon, who will speak on Calming the Mind. During his presentation, Posner will take the audience on a journey to provide some understanding of the important influence of forest and sea on human well-being.

Following the keynote, there will be a film screening and 2 short presentations (full agenda & descriptions):

  1. VIDEO INTRODUCTION & SCREENING: Interconnections (Rose Madrone, Director/Producer at Connectivity Project),
  2. SHORT: Red Knots: One Shared Home (Janet Essley, Artist, Creator of Red Knots: A Cultural Cartography of a Migratory Bird’s Annual Journey), and
  3. SHORT: Sharks of the Oregon Coast (Dr. Taylor K Chapple, Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Oregon State University).

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Located on the central coast of Oregon, the Cape Perpetua area includes the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area, numerous state parks, Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary, US Forest Service areas (including the Siuslaw National Forest, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, and the Rock Creek and Cummins Creek Wilderness Areas), a Globally Significant Important Bird Area for the ESA listed Marbled Murrelet, the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon’s Ocean Shore State Recreation Area, and numerous other sites and natural and cultural resources that provide habitats for migratory and resident seabirds, marine mammals, and native fish and wildlife as well as places for people to recreate.