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Shellfish & Their Connection to the Greenwich Community

Perrot Memorial Library, in partnership with the Garden Club of Old Greenwich and Greenwich Shellfish Commision, presents “Shellfish & Their Connection to the Greenwich Community” on Wednesday, February 28, at 7 pm via Zoom.

To register for this program, visit the Library’s Zoom page.

Dr. Julie Rose, research ecologist, and Mark Dixon, biological science technician, NOAA Fisheries Milford Laboratory, Milford, Conn., will discuss their extensive research and testing of our Greenwich coastal waters, why the research is being done, the subwater soil samples and findings, and where the samples were taken, and the clam and oyster beds in Greenwich–how plentiful they are and their need for clean water. The discussion will be facilitated by Diane Fox, chairman of the Environment and Conservation Committee, Garden Club of Old Greenwich. 

Julie Rose is a research ecologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, based in Milford, Conn. Her primary research interest is the interaction between shellfish aquaculture and the local environment. Julie and her colleagues have collaborated with the Greenwich Shellfish Commission a number of times in the last decade on projects related to environmental benefits provided by local wild and farmed clams and oysters. Julie earned her Ph.D. in Marine Environmental Biology from the University of Southern California, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of Delaware, and served as the Science Coordinator for the Long Island Sound Study for several years prior to joining NOAA.

For more information about Dr. Rose’s research, see https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/contact/julie-m-rose-phd

Mark Dixon holds an MS in Oceanography from the University of Connecticut. Recently, he has completed field projects on Long Island Sound, in the coastal waters offshore of California, throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic, and in Korea and France. Mark is an active member of the SCUBA team at the Milford lab. He is also deeply engaged in the development of an oyster breeding program at the lab. His multiple collaborations within the town of Greenwich have proven to be very valuable and rewarding.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at lending@perrotlibrary.org.

Qigong Class @ the Library

Donna Bunte of Donna Bunte Whole Health will teach a qigong class at Perrot Library on Thursday, February 29, from 9 to 10 am in the Rand Room, Waid Building. [Note: New time and place.]

Qigong is a form of meditation in motion that is at least 2,000 years old. It is a very calming routine used to increase mindfulness, and it is also used for building strength, balance, flexibility, and resiliency. The practice of qigong can be done standing or sitting and can be practiced by almost anyone young or old.

Donna has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1996 when she graduated from Chinese medical school in New York City and became a licensed acupuncturist in New York and Connecticut. Qigong and tai chi were her first introduction to Chinese medicine and energy exercises in 1980 in New York City, years before she studied Chinese medicine. Donna has studied with a variety of teachers, including Robert Peng and Daisy Lee, and began teaching qigong in Greenwich in 2017.  She has taught classes locally since then, as well as online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please register for this free class.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at lending@perrotlibrary.org.

Perrot P.I.s: February Meeting

Please join us for our February meeting when we’ll discuss The Crossing Places, by Elly Griffiths, at 7 pm in the Rand Room, Waid Building, Perrot Memorial Library. This is a drop-in program; registration not required. Refreshments will be provided.

Reserve a copy of the book here.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at lending@perrotlibrary.org.

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