Great Minds Panel Discussion with Dr. Peter Gleckler, Ellen Litwiller, Joe Mueller, & Terry Sawyer Saturday, November 12, 4-6 PM, Free

Bolinas Community Center, 14 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA 94924
Concurrent with the Pacific Rise: Ocean Health exhibition, please join us for a fascinating conversation with experts who bring insights into both local and global issues as we consider climate change and the health of the ocean waters that cover 71% of our planet. Dr. Peter Gleckler, a Bolinas resident, works internationally contributing to the cutting-edge understanding of climate change and ocean warming. He has been a leader and contributing author on multiple scientific assessments prepared by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for international leaders, policymakers, and the public. Ellen Litwiller combines her fine art and scientific knowledge by creating murals, models, illustrations, and exhibits for natural history museums, from the California Academy of Science to the Smithsonian. She grew up in Muir Beach and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago. Joe Mueller is a 30-year professor of marine biology at the College of Marin, with in-depth knowledge of West Coast ocean habitats. An Inverness resident, he has served on the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council since 1992 and is also an educator for SeaTrek Bali in Indonesia. Terry Sawyer is the co-founding partner of the renowned Hog Island Oyster Company on Tomales Bay. Trained as a biologist at UC Santa Cruz and with decades of hands-on experience in local waters, Sawyer is a leading voice for sustainability in aquaculture and addressing climate change.