Underwater explorer Robert Ballard will be the speaker at SCCF’s 4th Annual Paul McCarthy Memorial Lecture on Friday, Feb. 4, at 5:30pm.
Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic shipwreck, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard is a veteran of more than 125 expeditions, many in search of lost ships and ancient artifacts. He is president of the Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Conn., and director of the Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.
“We are very honored to have Dr. Ballard as our McCarthy Lecture speaker this year,” said SCCF CEO James Evans. “His career as the preeminent underwater explorer has informed so much of our understanding of the natural world.”
The lecture will begin at 5:30pm at SCCF’s Bailey Homestead Pavilion at 1300 Periwinkle Way. Doors open at 5pm and light refreshments will be offered. Tickets sales will be limited to ensure maximum social distancing. The lecture can also be attended virtually.