Blue Planet Forum

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6:30-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Ted Constant Center, Big Blue Room   (Map)
Old Dominion University, 4320 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23529

The Blue Planet Forum is a free environmental lecture series. Its mission is to educate and engage the public on important environmental issues affecting Hampton Roads and the nation.

In this installment of the Blue Planet Forum, we bring together a panel of leaders engaged in the ongoing considerations of the impact gas and oil drilling off Virginia's coastline would have on the Commonwealth.   A "Q & A" session will follow the presentation.

Offshore Drilling: Perspectives to Consider


The Honorable Ralph Northam
Commonwealth of Virginia

Will Baker
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Andria McClellan
City of Norfolk

Don Boesch, Ph.D.
Professor and President Emeritus
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Bruce Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
GoldKey PHR

This event is FREE, but space is limited and registration is requested.

CBF is also looking for a few volunteers to help with this event.  To volunteer, please contact Tanner Council: or 757-644-4113.

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The series has been very well received since its inception in 2008, with a typical crowd of 200 people. Top notch experts have covered such topics as: climate change and sea level rise, alternate energy initiatives, hurricane predictions, and what it will take to truly save the Bay.

Watch our event calendar for future event announcements.

Blue Planet Forum's mission is to educate and engage citizens on important environmental issues facing Hampton Roads and the nation.

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Links to previous presentations can be found in the upper right-column navigation.

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