UPDATE on FINAL SPEAKER SERIES EVENT at Sotterley Plantation!
The Show Must Go On!
Unfortunately, presenter Sandy Cannon-Brown will not be in attendance at Sotterley for the final Speaker Series event, but a commentary provided by Ms. Cannon-Brown about the film will be given prior to the movie screening. Following the movie, comments and response will be given by Bob Lewis, Executive Director of the St. Mary's River Watershed Association.
“SPAT: Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay”
Wednesday, October 29 | 7:00 p.m. in the Barn
After centuries of over-harvesting, and recurring bouts of devastating diseases, oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay plummeted along with the profits of the industry and the health of the Bay. In 2013, more than a billion hatchery-raised baby oysters were added to the Bay and new breeds of disease-resistant, meatier, faster-growing oysters are thriving in commercial aquaculture. Culture and ecology clash in this captivating story about one of the Bay’s most important critters. “SPAT: Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay” is directed and produced by Sandy Cannon-Brown, who is passionate about the vitality of ecosystems and the protection and health of their inhabitants.
This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.
Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission to preserve, research, and interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures and environments and to serve the world as an educational, cultural, and community resource.