Foundation Event: Hope for the Ocean

  • Location:Tower Theatre, Bend
  • Date/Time:Tuesday, 11/14/2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., who served as a member of President Obama’s science “dream team,” will be in Bend to address “Hope for the Ocean” at the Tower Theatre at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14. This presentation is hosted by the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Foundation. Tickets are $10, available at the Tower Theatre’s website.

Using the ocean without using it up is the focus of Lubchenco’s presentation, a talk that will summarize current, and emerging, threats to ocean life. Lubchenco will describe successful efforts to tackle resource depletion and disruption to achieve sustainable use of the oceans.

A distinguished professor and advisor on marine studies at Oregon State University, Lubchenco has served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and was the first State Department science envoy for the ocean. With a background that merges science, academia and government, her expertise includes oceans, climate change and interactions between the environment and human well-being.

For more information on this event, contact Charlotte Gilbride, coordinator for the COCC Foundation’s Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program, at 541-383-7257 or

Established in 1985, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program brings renowned scholars, lecturers and experts to the Central Oregon region to provide broad-based, educational and relevant programming to COCC, its students and the community.