MSF Partner Event
Emera Astronomy Center and M. F. Jordan Planetarium
presents Expedition Reef
University of Maine
167 Rangeley Road, Orono ME
Sunday, March 22; 12:30pm-1:30pm
Explore the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea” and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems – coral reefs. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world’s ocean environments, showing how precious and fragile these systems are. Thousands of tropical fish and colorful corals thrive in one of the largest and deepest indoor displays of living corals. Narrated by Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga, Expedition Reef will immerse audiences in an undersea adventure. This fulldome planetarium show provides an up-close look at a part of our planet many people have never experienced.
Tickets Required: $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12.
Online: http://bit.ly/36B9DeR; call 207-581-1341; or at the ticket box office prior to the show
Emera Astronomy Center and M. F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine
Recommended audience: middle school and up