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Film Screening of SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves

When:
January 11, 2013: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Where:
Rockefeller Research Laboratory, Room 116, 430 E. 67th Street, NY, NY map

The Empire Dragon Boat Team invites you to a free screening of SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves to be held on January 11, 2013, 6-8 p.m. at the Rockefeller Research Laboratory in New York City. The new documentary depicts the history of oysters in New York City and efforts to integrate these water-cleansing bivalves back into the city’s surrounding waterways. Discussion by filmmaker, Emily Driscoll and Meredith Comi from NY/NJ Baykeepers will follow the film.

Even with the passing of the Clean Water Act, New York Harbor and its waterways continue to be toxic. The Empire Dragon Boat Team has joined NY/NJ Baykeeper in a research project monitoring oysters in The World’s Fair Marina. This is part of a larger effort to utilize oysters to filter the water and become eventual storm-surge protection. Come find out about the project; what has been done, what is being planned, and what you can do to help.

All attendees must sign in at the security desk upon entry and will be directed to room 116 located on the first floor.