Science on Tap

Dec 2

Science on Tap

Science on Tap is back! Georgia Aquarium’s next 21+ science lecture series, Science on Tap, will be Thursday, December 2nd with Dr. Dayne Buddo, Director of External Engagement at Georgia Aquarium. Dr. Buddo will be presenting “Marine Protected Areas – Island Style”. During the talk, he will share his experience in the Caribbean, especially from his home nation Jamaica and how scientists, policy-makers, community stakeholders, artists and musicians function in “chaotic harmony” towards protection of the marine life.

Join us for a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine from 6:00 – 7:00 with the presentation beginning at 7:00. Following Dr. Buddo’s presentation, there will be time for Q&A. Come mingle, share some libations and learn!

This event is $20.00 and includes parking, but does not include General Admission. The full cost of your ticket goes directly to supporting Georgia Aquarium’s Research and Conservation initiatives. Space is very limited as we have lowered the capacity of the 4D Theater for COVID safety regulations. Please reserve your seats ASAP to secure your entrance into this exclusive lecture series.

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Please Note

  • Entrance for Science on Tap will be through the main entrance of Georgia Aquarium
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm
  • Guests with reservation simply need to provide their name and will receive a wristband at check in, there will not be an opportunity to purchase tickets at the event
  • Guests will enjoy a reception from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm with an open bar (beer and wine) and light hors d’oeuvres in the lobby of Georgia Aquarium’s 4D Theater
  • Masks will be required when not eating or drinking
  • The presentation begins at 7:00 pm on the stage of the 4D Theater, with the talk concluding around 8:00 pm
  • Late seating may not be available – please arrive before 7:00 pm
  • Due to COVID safety regulations, guests may not bring food and drinks into the Theater and masks will be required during the presentation
  • Once the Q&A session concludes, the bar will reopen for drinks only and last call will be at 8:15 pm
  • Guests must be 21 or older and may be required to show ID at bars for alcoholic beverages
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Speaker Bio

Dr. Dayne Buddo

As the Director of External Engagement, Dr. Dayne Buddo is responsible for deepening Georgia Aquarium’s service ties to the community at the local, state, national and international levels. These mission-based interventions support our Conservation and Education programs.

Prior to joining Georgia Aquarium, Dr. Buddo was the Director of the Bay Academy – Bay Ecotarium, San Francisco CA, USA. Before moving to the United States, he served as a tenured faculty member at the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) in marine sciences for a decade, with responsibility for marine research and teaching at the Discovery Bay Marine Lab. Dr. Buddo was also CEO and Research Director for the Alligator Head Foundation and Marine Lab focusing on marine protected areas. He was also the Marine Conservation Adviser for the TBA21-Academy, an Art Foundation in Europe centered on ocean conservation and climate change.

Dayne has published several papers on marine invasive species, shark conservation and fisheries management in the Atlantic region, including the co-authored book on Lionfish Management in the Caribbean, Global Assessment of Sharks (Nature) and the IUCN RedList for Atlantic Shorefishes. He was also one of the Lead Authors of the Americas Assessment for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Dayne has been a consultant for marine projects for CARICOM, Government of Japan, the World Bank, International Maritime Organization, the Nature Conservancy, among others, and has conducted work in over 30 countries. He has worked closely with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environment Facility (GEF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) among other agencies.

Dayne currently sits on the Board of Advisers for The Ocean Foundation, Fisheries Development Management Fund, National Conservation Trust Fund Grant Committee and continues to support several delegations to major United Nations Conferences on climate change and ocean conservation.

Dayne is a certified PADI Master Instructor, Advanced Rebreather Diver, an Emergency First Response® (First Aid/CPR/AED) Instructor, as well as a Hyperbaric (Recompression) Chamber Safety Director.

Dr. Dayne Buddo in the field

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