Student group offers showing of film on sea turtles

The URI Marine Science Society is sponsoring a special showing of a film on sea turtle conservation called Between the Harvest on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at in the Ryan Family Auditorium in the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences.

The filmmaker and the researcher who made the film will attend the showing.

The film covers sea turtles and their breeding methods with an emphasis on the importance of maintaining their breeding grounds and natural environment. After the showing there will be a panel discussion with the creators of the film.

Obtaining the film for showing at URI involved a considerable amount of fund-raising on the part of the society, a student group that hopes to create a fellowship of scientists on campus and to spread the word on important and current issues involving the ocean and marine environment.

Amber Lisi, the society’s public relations officer, says “Our goal in bringing this film to URI is to help make our group a prominent name on campus and help bring ocean issues, sustainability and ocean science to the public in an easily understood way.”

There is no admission but donations will be accepted. The society will also have merchandise for sale.