Join us as we welcome Seacoast Science Center President Wendy Lull back after her standing-room-only presentation in February! Lull is a tremendously knowledgable and entertaining presenter. Wendy will take you on a tour of 400 years of Odiorne Point history. You’ll learn of the daring 17th century proposition that proved to investors that Europeans could survive a New England winter–and turn a profit. Follow the genteel transition from fine farms to finer estates until the abrupt taking of property to protect the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during WWII. After the war, and the failed citizen’s attempt to get their land back, Odiorne Point became a state park. You’ll hear how one feisty lady challenged the plans to develop the park for recreation, and in so doing, laid the foundation for the Seacoast Science Center and park you see today. She’ll end with a quick tour of the Center with a hint of the new whale exhibit opening this May.
This program is another in a series sponsored by the Friends of the Rye Public Library to share regional highlights while publicizing their museum pass support at the Library.“ “ “ Remember Seacoast Science Center passes are available at RPL through the Friends of RPL!
Wendy Lull is President of the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire. A former marine biologist and owner of a marketing and graphic design firm, Wendy has been at the Center’s helm since it opened in 1992. She earned her Master’s Degree in Zoology at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). A SCUBA diver and kayaker, Wendy has published scientific papers, business strategy cases and edited the book Footprints in Time. She leads Center expeditions to locales of environmental and historic interest from the Gulf of Maine to the Galapagos Islands.
Here’s what Wendy has to say :
Is it possible to convey everyting that has happened at Odiorne and SSC in 45 minutes? I’ll give it my best shot on Thursday September 27, 7:00pm at the Rye Public Library (flier attached).
The talk is free, but seating is limited and it is suggested that you come around 6:30 to get a seat–room holds about 60 people. I hope you’ll be able to join me–and I suspect some will be able to add some stories and/or correct some of mine! We have been building a good relationship with the Library this year, and this is one of the many recent results.
Wendy W. Lull