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McCarthy Lecture Series Features Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

February 3, 2021
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan will talk about her astounding experiences of spending more than 500 hours in space and plunging seven miles down into the depths of the ocean next week.
Join us to deepen your understanding of space and sea for her 45-minute virtual presentation at the 3rd Annual Paul McCarthy Memorial Lecture at 5:30pm on Feb. 4.
A distinguished scientist, astronaut, and ocean explorer, Sullivan joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being the first American woman to walk in space.
Her submersible dive to the Challenger Deep in June of 2020 made her the first woman to dive to full ocean depth.
The Paul McCarthy Memorial Lecture Series was conceived by the Boler Family Foundation, which underwrites the speaker fees and expenses, as a way to honor a dear family friend. Paul McCarthy, pictured here, was the founder of Captiva Cruises, and an engaged and community-focused presence on the islands for years. Feb. 6 would have been Paul’s 68th birthday.
Paul was deeply committed to preserving the environment and began a partnership program with SCCF to have trained docents narrate nature-oriented cruises. Last year’s lecture featured famed oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.
The lecture by Dr. Sullivan will be presented virtually through Zoom. Unlike other SCCF presentations this year, the 45-minute lecture will only be offered live at 5:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 4. It will not be available for recorded viewing.
Don’t miss this exciting adventure into space and sea!
Click here to register for the lecture. $20 for adults; $10 for students.


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