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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. Water, Water Everywhere is presented by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Old Dominion University  (ODU), and the Chrysler Museum of Art. 

Register NowIn our next installment of this very popular series, the audience will be treated to presentations by four speakers on topics relating to the wonderful world of water.

Sunday, May 15, 2016
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Chrysler Museum of Art
1 Memorial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Water, Water Everywhere

An Expert Panel Exploring How Water Inspires and Influences Us
A talk linked to
Edward Burtynsky: Water, an exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art


Jeff Corbin
Former Senior Advisor for the Chesapeake Bay
Environmental Protection Agency

Dave Harp
Chesapeake Bay Photographer

Peyton Robertson
Director, Chesapeake Bay Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Russell Lord
Freeman Family Curator of Photographs
New Orleans Museum of Art

Discussing art, waterways, urban life, pollution, and how we shape the environment.

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

Questions? Contact CBF at blueplanet@cbf.org or 757-622-1964.

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.

Blue Planet Forum's mission is to educate and engage citizens on important environmental issues facing Hampton Roads and the nation.
Logos: Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Old Dominion University  Logo: NOAA Chesapeake Bay Program        Logo: Chrysler Museum of Art      


Bay Restoration: From Creeks to the Courtroom
Mark Herring
Virginia Attorney General

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Eloquently and forcefully defending Virginia's right to partner with other states and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring told a Blue Planet Forum crowd of 200 people on August 29, 2014 that a restored Bay is in the Commonwealth's best environmental, cultural, and economic interests.

"We hunt and fish here," Herring told the audience at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va. "We boat on these waters and play on these shores. We eat so many foods sustained by these waters. And tens of thousands of men and women make their living on the water, generating billions in economic activity. But it all depends on clean water.

"For centuries, we have worked voluntarily with our neighbors, and more recently, with our federal partner as well, to manage and care for the Bay and the waters that flow into it. The Bay states asked the EPA to help coordinate this effort because the Bay watershed is 64,000 square miles over six states and the District of Columbia. Virginia has never been a state to concede much power or sovereignty to the federal government, and we haven't done so here."  More on the CBF Blog

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Dr. Kathryn Sullivan
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation & Prediction and Acting Chief Scientist, NOAA

June 7, 2012



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David Westerholm
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

February 16, 2011


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