News Release: FSU
As part of Florida State University’s celebration of Campus Earth Month, FSU Sustainable Campus and Union Productions will co-host “An Evening with Dr. Sylvia Earle.”
Earle — the world’s most famous oceanographer — is a Florida State alumna (B.S. ’55, Botany), a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, founder of the Mission Blue Foundation, and was first female chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The event, free and open to the public, will take place:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
6 P.M. (DOORS OPEN)
7 P.M. (LECTURE BEGINS)
RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL
222 S. COPELAND ST.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Among her many accolades, Earle was named Time magazine’s first Hero for the Planet, a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and a recipient of the TED Prize in 2009. Earle has pioneered research on marine ecosystems and has led more than 100 expeditions totaling more than 7,000 hours underwater, including an untethered walk on the ocean floor in 1979 at a record-breaking depth of 1,250 feet.
Earle is the author of more than 175 scientific and popular publications, including “The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Oceans Are One” (2009) and “Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas” (2008). Her research places special emphasis on marine plants and ecosystems, and the development of technology for access and research in the deep sea.
Earle will participant in a book signing after the lecture. A limited number of her book “The World is Blue” will be given free to Florida State students with a valid student ID on a first-come, first-served basis. The FSU Bookstore will sell copies of her books at the event for purchase by the public.