Public Lecture Livestream - Monday, August 24 at 7:00 pm ET
Wild salmon are in crisis. Despite conservation efforts worldwide, populations have been declining since the 1970’s. Is the end near? Tonight, we have gathered the world’s foremost salmon scientists, advocates, conservationists, anglers, filmmakers and authors working to save the species. We will explore the mythology of this “King of Fish,” its place in history and the close relationship with us humans from the Paleolithic time to the present.
We will learn about salmon’s place in culture, history, sport and it’s inherent link to the health of our planet. Salmon start their lives coming from the smallest streams, traveling downriver and out to the vast ocean and then return back again to spawn in the very river where they were born - carrying with them a genetic code that reveals the health of oceans, rivers and our environment.
Come dive in to explore the mysterious world of salmon to learn what is happening out there, how they are faring, and what we need to do to save both wild salmon and ourselves. Live streaming on explorers.org and on our Facebook Live on Monday, August 24 at 7:00 pm ET.