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Ocean Conservation Honors Dinner

Ocean Conservation Honors Dinner

Where Seattle Aquarium

When January 30, 2020

The Seattle Aquarium board of directors invites you to attend the Ocean Conservation Honors Dinner, an evening to honor leadership in the marine conservation field and to celebrate the individuals who are working to save the ocean. Thank you for coming together as advocates for Puget Sound and the ocean, and for supporting the Seattle Aquarium’s mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.


Sally Jewell

2020 Seattle Aquarium Sylvia Earle Medal winner

The linchpin of Sally Jewell’s career, from before her time as president and CEO of REI to her current role as interim CEO of The Nature Conservancy, has been her commitment to conservation. As the 51st U.S. Secretary of the Interior, she led the Department to secure healthy watersheds and initiate data-driven solutions to the impacts of climate change. In 2016, with encouragement from Secretary Jewell, President Obama quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea marine reserve. Secretary Jewell helped found the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and served as a fellow in the University of Washington’s College of the Environment. She was the recipient of National Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Award for Public Service and the UW’s Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.


Dr. Drew Harvell

2020 Conservation Research Award winner

Drew Harvell is a marine ecologist confronting disease as a powerful force that has been restructuring marine ecosystems, from extremely climate-sensitive coral reef ecosystems to rocky intertidal shores to temperate seagrasses. While Dr. Harvell has published over 170 articles in journals such as Science, Nature, and Ecology, she has broken into the world of popular writing as well with her 2019 book, Ocean Outbreak and the earlier award-winning A Sea of Glass. Her ocean biodiversity articles also appear in The New York Times, CNN and The Hill.