2024 Spring Speaker Series | Protecting Long Island Sound for the Future: Threats, Progress, and Opportunities

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May 5, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States


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Dr. Sarah Crosby discusses the threats facing the health of salt marshes and Long Island Sound. Discover The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s work to protect and restore the Sound’s wildlife and habitats for a sustainable future.


About the Presenter

Dr. Sarah Crosby is a marine ecologist trained in conservation science with extensive experience in coastal and marine ecosystems. As The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s Director of Conservation and Policy, she is responsible for leading the Aquarium’s conservation initiatives and strategy, with a focus on the ecosystem of Long Island Sound. Prior to joining the Aquarium in 2022, Crosby served for 7 years as the Director of the Harbor Watch program in Westport, which focuses on Long Island Sound water quality and the application of data to watershed management. Crosby’s approach has been to build collaborative initiatives bridging academic institutions, conservation organizations, businesses, and government agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Crosby received a B.A. in biology from Tufts University in 2006, a M.Sc. in biological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island in 2009, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Brown University in 2015. Crosby’s masters and doctoral research focused on the resilience of coastal ecosystems to human impacts.


About the 2024 Spring Speaker Series – People & Place

Join the Fairfield Museum and History Center for the 2024 Spring Speaker Series, exploring our relationship with the land and examining how Connecticut’s natural landscape shaped our history. Dive into natural history with scholars and scientists from throughout Connecticut.

Additional Lectures in the Series:

April 7 | Our Hidden Landscapes: Indigenous Stone Ceremonial Sites in Eastern North America | Lucianne Lavin, PhD

April 21 | Mountains, Volcanoes & Continental Rifts: How Connecticut’s Geologic Past Has Shaped Our Modern Landscape | Jennifer Cooper Boemmels, PhD


Light refreshments provided. Registration is required. $15 per talk | $40 for the series, $35 for Members


The 2024 Spring Speaker Series is generously sponsored by Oak Lawn Cemetery & Arboretum.