Weekly Maritime Speaker Series at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Jen Conservation Foundation Photograph

On Thursday mornings, starting on July 11 through August 29, a variety of local experts will give a talk on various maritime subjects such as the history of the American Flag and its protocols, the history of the Fresnel lens and its mechanics, the fine art of weaving in miniature, and the Nantucket lightship.

Speakers on Deck:

Thursday, August 29:
Jennifer Karberg (Dr. Jen), Research Program Supervisor, Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Jen oversees the Research Program of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, using the Foundation’s 9000+ acres to help answer a variety of questions about natural communities, rare plants and ecosystem management on island. Jen’s particular expertise is in wetland ecology and salt marshes. Learn about the importance of Folger’s Marsh and other salt marshes to the ecology of the island. Jen will talk about the Foundation’s projects on salt marsh dieback and the purple marsh crab as well has how Nantucket is starting to plant for coastal resiliency using natural buffers.

This program is included with Museum admission. 10am at 158 Polpis Road.

Museum Admission:
Free to Members
Adults: $10
Seniors and Students: $7
Youth 6-17: $5.00
Children under 6: Free

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