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Beach Wars

William Sargent

Take a tour of the last ten thousand years of history on Cape Cod’s Nauset Beach, and learn about glaciers, pirates, rum running, coastal geology, and sea level rise among other topics. William Sargent will tell compelling stories including what the 1626 wreck of the Sparrowhawk can tell us about the fate of coastal houses threatened by sea level rise today and how a lovelorn pirate became the basis for Johnny Depp’s character in Pirates of the Caribbean. Sargent is the director of the Coastlines Project in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and a consultant for the NOVA Science television series.

Beach Wars

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This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It's free and you can participate in the Q&A session at the end via Twitter. Times posted are in Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.

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Beach Wars
Event Information
Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
Tickets You can purchase tickets online for this lecture. You will need to select the option from the menu, correct time, and date on the following pages. Seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students attending for free can also reserve seats online.
RSVP (562) 590-3100, ext. 0
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