The Lighting of the Windmill
Friday, December 7, 2012, from 5-7 p.m.
Stony Brook Southampton invites all our friends and neighbors to join us as we celebrate the annual Lighting of the Windmill.
Admission is free and all are welcome!
A reception will follow in Chancellors Hall.
The 300-year-old landmark recently underwent repairs following damage from Hurricane Irene in 2011. The yoke that supports its blades was cracked, and the windmill had been without its crown.
Festive attractions at the reception include hot cocoa, holiday treats, a caricaturist, balloon magic, children’s crafts and the Voices of Southampton High School (VOSH) choral group singing holiday classics.
The Windmill lighting and reception that follows in Chancellors Hall will be followed by a talk, "Shifts Happen: How will Climate Change Affect Fish and Fisheries?" at 7:30 pm in Duke Lecture Hall with School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) Assistant Professor Janet A. Nye.
About the Talk:
Recent studies have documented shifts in the geographic distribution of many marine fish stocks in response to warming water temperatures. In the Northeast United States, more than half of the stocks examined moved northward or to deeper depths to remain within their preferred temperature range. Similar trends have been observed in the North Sea, the west coast of the United States and even Long Island Sound. In the face of climate change, what does the future hold for fish, fishermen and consumers?
See the article in Happenings