Science on Screen®: Responding to Stranded Marine Mammals on the Coast of Maine & Song of the Sea

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 150 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2014

Join us at The Gem for our FREE Science on Screen Event, Tuesday, February 22nd, 1pm to 3:30pm. A perfect outing for the family during February Vacation. Please  reserve your seats ahead of time. Email info@thegemtheater.com, if you need to cancel tickets. We want to make sure everyone who wants to come, can. Thank you!

1:00-1:30pm: Erika Rhile, Marine Ecologist and Marine Mammal Response Volunteer, “Responding to Stranded Marine Mammals on the Coast of Maine” 

Erika Rhile is a marine ecologist who has been conducting research in the Gulf of Maine for over 25 years. Her work with the University of Pennsylvania has led to discoveries of invasive species and further proof of the consequences of climate change on our coast. Erika has been a marine mammal response volunteer since 2002, dispatched to evaluate seals, dolphins and whales who are stranded in the Greater Portland area. Mrs Rhile teaches marine biology and environmental science, and loves getting her students outdoors. Mrs Rhile considers the best parts of her job to be inspiring in awe of the natural environment in a “classroom without walls” and getting to wear cool boots with octopuses on them to work.

 

2:00-3:30pm: Song of the Sea (Rated PG) An Irish youth discovers that his mute sister is a selkie who must find her voice and free supernatural creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess.

A huge thank you to:

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who is 12 years and older. Masks are required for all.

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