Award-winning AUNE Alum to Talk About Underwater Lives of Humpback Whales

David Wiley, PhD ’01, winner of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal in 2009 and an alumnus of Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) Department of Environmental Studies, will be the guest speaker at the Science on Screen program at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, Massachusetts, on Monday, May 14.

Wiley is the research coordinator for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Scituate, Massachusetts. He will speak about the amazing underwater lives of humpback whales, in conjunction with a screening of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the 1986 film that includes whales.

Wiley will give new insights into humpback whales revealed by synchronous motion acoustic recording tags, developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and custom 3D and 4D visualizations, developed by the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping.

Wiley has received many awards for his conservation leadership. His work has been featured in leading scientific journals and on the Discovery Channel, BBC documentaries, National Geographic, National Public Television. and National Public Television Radio.

Tickets to the May 14 program are $9.75 for general admission, $7.75 for students, seniors, and Museum of Science members, and free for Coolidge Corner Theatre members.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to www.coolidge.org/science. Tickets are also available at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, located at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline. Phone: 617-734-2500.

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