BIG BLUE LIVE Screening at C2G Music Hall

PBS39 is sponsoring a free community viewing party of BIG BLUE LIVE at C2G Music Hall August 31st through September 2nd. Open to all ages, seating is first come, first serve, this three night event opens its doors at 7:00 PM each night and runs from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with a discussion led by Dr. Paladino held right after each screening.

BIG BLUE LIVE follows migrating marine creatures as they congregate in Monterey Bay to feed off the coast of California as scientists, filmmakers, photographers, animal behaviorists, and other experts gather to film them live. This live television event will be broadcast from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary vessels, and shoreline locations.

Several experts join as on-air anchors and correspondents, such as Dr. Sanjayan, the senior scientist at Conservation International, Dr. Joy Reidenberg, comparative anatomist and marine mammal expert, and Liz Bonnin, UK-based science broadcast journalist.

Joining the on-air anchors, Dr. Frank Paladino will be the in-studio host and leading the post-show question and answer about each screening. Recognized for his research with sea turtles, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Sea Turtle Society and is currently the President.

Episode 1 follows whales, sharks, and various birds as they migrate into Monterey bay and mingle with residential sea otters, sea lions, and other species. Episode 2 dives into sea lions and the rejuvenation of the bay via sea otters, joins a scientist studying shark migration, and studies white shark and elephant seal anatomy. Episode 3 goes on the search with the team for the blue whale, and Dr. Reidenberg and Sanjayan explore these creatures on a closer level.

Check out the website at PBS for more information, and join the community at this free screening.


ERC and Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo staff to host Project WILD Workshop

Project WILD

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Saturday, November 7, 2015
10:00AM-4:00PM, Lunch Provided

Project WILD is one of the most widely-used K-12 environmental education programs in the United States. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. Take home extensive curriculum materials and get 6 PGP points for attending.

Cost: FREE to teachers in DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, & Whitley counties.  Teachers who are eligible to attend for free should register by sending an e-mail with your name, school, grade taught, county, and contact information to or call 260-427-6808. All other teachers are charged $25 and can find registration information at

Downtown Stewardship Center concept gets some MORE press

West Creek1How would you like to have this in Fort Wayne??




For an update on this thread, check out this nice piece by Lisa Ryan of WBOI, or local NPR channel.

Fort Wayne Riverfront Development Could Include Environmental Center

The ERC’s director Bruce Kingsbury is working with the City of Fort Wayne and others on the concept of a downtown facility focusing on environmental stewardship and sustainability. It is proposed as part of the Riverfront Fort Wayne Development and would help the community pursue the goals of enhancing the economy, providing additional recreational opportunities, and protecting and restoring the rivers and other habitats.

For previous coverage, read the recent article in the News Sentinel here.