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Celebration of Women in Science with special guest speaker, Dr. Leila Hatch, PhD

October 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You are invited to attend our Celebration of Women in Science & Chase-Miller Policy Forum Lecture with special guest speaker Dr. Leila Hatch on Friday, October 25 from 4 – 6 pm.

Join us as we announce and congratulate the winner of the 2019 Ruth Hiebert Memorial Fellowship,
awarded annually to women who are pursuing degrees and careers in marine science.

Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Space is limited so RSVP ASAP to reserve your seat. Free, but a donation of $10 per person is appreciated.

Keynote Speaker Leila Hatch, PhD, presents “Can you hear me here? Understanding and protecting underwater soundscapes in US National Marine Sanctuaries.”

Dr. Hatch is a marine ecologist working for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and based at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, a marine protected area managed by NOAA off the coast of Massachusetts. Dr. Hatch studies the ways that animals use sound underwater, and the impacts of noise produced by human activities on marine environments. Her groundbreaking work was featured in the award-winning documentary “Sonic Sea”.

Dr. Hatch began working for NOAA in 2006 after serving as a fellow with the US House of Representatives’ Resources Committee. She received a BS from Yale College and a PhD from Cornell University, both in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her doctoral work used molecular genetic and acoustic tools to identify population boundaries among northern hemisphere fin whales. Along the way she participated in research programs off the coasts of Australia, Madagascar, Hawaii, California, and Massachusetts studying potential impacts from a variety of human activities (e.g. whale-watching, vessel traffic, military sonars, active acoustic research sources) on whale and dolphin populations.

The Chase-Miller Policy Forum is a series of free lectures and discussions designed to educate the public on the role of science in public policy as it relates to the marine environment. This forum was made possible by the generous support of Linda B. Miller, PhD, a long-time patron and member of the CCS Board of Directors.


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Provincetown, MA 02657-1430 United States
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