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Lecture series on environmental issues in marine world

Beginning Nov. 1, IYRS Restoration Hall will become a place of green education when the school and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) launch a series of evening lectures on “Environmental Issues Facing Sailors and the Marine World.”

Leading experts at the frontlines of ocean environmental protection efforts will travel to the school to talk about the actions their organizations have taken to help keep the waters clean — from creating approaches to running regattas in an eco-friendly way, to removing marine debris.

Daniela T. H. Abbott of Sparkman & Stephens will also talk about green approaches to designing and building today’s boats.

“Those who attend these lectures will come away with a valuable education,” said Jay Picotte, curator of the Museum of Yachting and an organizer of the series. “They will gain an understanding of the good work being done, and how each and every one of us can help.”

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