Upcoming Events  - All events are open to the public


Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Speaker:  Ray Troll

Interdisciplinary Forum on Environmental Change
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location TBD
Details:  Alaskan artist Ray Troll (http://www.trollart.com) will share the twists and turns of his unique fish inspired career. 

Ray draws and paints "fishy" images.  He brings street-smart sensibility to the world of ichthyology and paleonthology.  He has co-authored and illustrated 9 books.  His work has been displayed at the Smithsonian and he has lectured at Harvard, Cornell and Yale.

Friday, January 16, 2015
3rd Annual Knowlton-Jackson Lecture in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Distinguished Speaker:  Jim Toomey, Cartoonist, Sherman's Lagoon
"Drawing Inspiration from the Sea"
2:00 - 4:30 - Scripps Seaside Forum  
For the past 20 years, Jim Toomy has been writing and drawing the daily comic strip, Sherman's Lagoon, which is syndicated to over 250 newspapers in North American and 30 foreign countries.  Shermans' Lagoon combines two of his life-long passions: art and the sea.

In addition to drawing his comic strip, Jim is active in marine conservation. His comic characters and other illustrations appear in educational materials published by NOAA, the United Nations, and a variety of other non-profit organizations.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Duke University, a Masters of Arts from Stanford University, and recently returned to Duke to earn a Masters of Environmental Management.