Speaking Sustainably Film Series, The Cordell Bank: A National Treasure
Wednesday, March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As part of the Speaking Sustainably Film Series, South Florida PBS (WPBT2 – WXEL) and the Deering Estate invite you to a complimentary reception and screening of The Cordell Bank: A National Treasure on Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30pm at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Theatre. Reception begins at 6:30pm with light snacks and beverages. The screening will begin at 7:00pm. Following the screening guests can participate in a Q&A with featured experts and the production crew. Event is free and open to the public; RSVP required via Eventbrite.com
California’s north-central coast is famous for its natural splendor. Only fifty miles northwest of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, yet light years away from the hustle and bustle of the human world, lies a magical underwater island few people have ever heard of. Protected inside a National Marine Sanctuary, the Cordell Bank is a hotspot for marine life. Cold, nutrient-rich waters welling up from the deep fuel the base of the marine food chain in the region, which in turn feeds birds, sea turtles, and marine mammals who travel from thousands of miles away.
And while the sanctuary is actively protecting local resources, it still faces global stressors that might threaten the area in the future. Scientists are studying the potential impacts of ocean acidification and lowered dissolved oxygen levels caused by climate change.
About South Florida PBS
South Florida PBS, Florida’s largest public media company, includes Public Broadcasting stations WXEL-TV, serving the Palm Beaches; WPBT2, serving Miami-Dade and Broward counties; and the Health Channel. South Florida PBS connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida’s history. Leading the way in this global society, South Florida PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee. South Florida PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming, while serving as a model for telling unique local stories across a variety of digital media platforms.