Tiny Giants Takeover Newport - Sailors for the Sea

Tiny Giants Takeover Newport

 May 2, 2016  | By: Oceana

Starting May 15th the inspiring photography exhibit, Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale created by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, the only independent research laboratory in the world that focuses on microbial oceanography will come to Newport! We are proud to bring this important ocean focused exhibit to our hometown, working in partnership with the laboratory and Redwood Library & Athenaeum

Marine microbes are tiny, but important creatures. They produce half the oxygen we breathe, serve as the source of food for all marine life from fish to whales, and are helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. They are vital to our very existence. We invite you to view the exquisite, intricate beauty of these invisible marine organisms that are brought to life in dramatic photographs.

Where: All events will be held at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI 02840

When: The exhibit will be on view from May 15 – June 19, 2016. Click here for more information on hours. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 18 and can be purchased at the door.

Special Events For World Oceans Day, Wednesday June 8th

In addition to the exhibit, the organizations will host two exciting events in celebration of the ocean. Kicking the day off at 9:30 am, World Oceans Day Summit: Lessons from Narragansett Bay to the Global Ocean. The summit will provide an overview on the current state of our global ocean, followed by a discussion on how the success story of Narragansett Bay can be used to improve waters worldwide. Speakers from environmental, academic and government institutions will share how they are taking action to make a difference in the Ocean State and beyond. Tickets are $10 and include entrance to the exhibit. They can be purchased at: http://bit.ly/oceansummit

Later that night, the real party begins with Tiny Giants at Night: Science, Art & Cocktails! This exciting evening event in honor of World Oceans Day will feature a special opportunity to meet the scientists behind the Tiny Giants exhibit and learn from them about the many important contributions made by marine microbes to the planet. The scientists will also share how they made the photographs! Tickets are $30 and include exhibit, local brews, wines & spirits, and hors d’oeuvres. Visit http://bit.ly/tinygiantsatnight to purchase.

Due to the size of the historic library, space is limited so purchase your tickets today!