Ed Ricketts Memorial Award

Please join us for 2023 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award and Lecture on Wednesday, November 8 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Sanctuary Exploration Center 35 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA. 

The 2023 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award will be presented to Tim Thomas and Linda Yamane, Monterey area cultural historians who have made significant contributions to the field of historical ecology.

The Ed Ricketts Memorial Lecture was created to honor scientists who have exhibited exemplary work throughout their career and advanced the status of knowledge in the field of marine science. The first award was presented in March 1986. Recipients are selected by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Activity Panel.

Tim Thomas (Maritime Heritage and Fisheries Historian) will speak about early collections of the White Abalone by the young Japanese American abalone diver Roy Hattori, and the unresolved history of its scientific name.

Linda Yamane (Rumsen Ohlone Artist, Historian and Culture Bearer) will share her journey of discovery of her Native heritage culture, through language, songs, baskets, boats, dance regalia, and material harvesting; all of which reflect the richness of the Monterey Bay area, the relationship its indigenous people have always had with the land, and the depth of their resourcefulness and esthetic values.

For lecture abstracts and history of the Ed Ricketts Memorial Award, please visit this website.

Doors open at 5:15 pm for meet and greet reception with the Ricketts award recipients.

No RSVP for in-person event – seating is limited – please arrive on time.

For remote option, register in advance at: GoToWebinar.

Maritime Heritage and Fisheries Historian
Rumsen Ohlone Artist, Historian and Culture Bearer

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