Farmlab Public Salon
Friday, August 3 @ Noon
About the Salon
The San Pedro Channel -- the body of water between the Palos Verdes Peninsula mainland and Santa Catalina Island -- was once home to myriad and plentiful species of fish, sea birds and marine mammals. Today, the health of the Channel and its inhabitants is under continuous pressure from urban development, pollutants and other environmental pressures. But the story is not all 'doom' and 'gloom.'
Come join Leonard Aube at this Farmlab Public Salon and learn how increased public awareness and a renewed commitment to environmental stewardship are turning the tide for this vital aquatic resource.
About the Speaker
Leonard J. Aube is Managing Director of the Annenberg Foundation's Los Angeles office. The Annenberg Foundation, headquartered in St. Davids, Philadelphia, exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving its goal, the Foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge. In his role as Managing Director, Aube provides leadership and support for the Los Angeles-based professional staff and trustees.
[Farmlab is in an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation.]
Immediately prior to joining the Annenberg Foundation, Aube served for 15-years as the Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing for the California Science Center, one of the largest contemporary science museums in the country. As a member of the senior executive staff, he was instrumental in assisting the organization with the phased implementation of an award-winning Master Plan, representing an investment of approximately $400 million from public and private sources.
Prior to joining the Science Center, Leonard held numerous management positions with Marineland of the Pacific, formerly located in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. An avid SCUBA diver since age 17, boater, photographer, and writer, Aube's articles and photographs of whales and dolphins have appeared in national and international publications including the National Geographic book, "Dolphins", Sea Frontiers, BBC Wildlife, Westways and Reader's Digest books. Several of his images have been reproduced as lithographic prints as well as hang in public institutions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Aube resides with his wife, Robin, his daughter, Kaitlann, and son, Kyle, in Rolling Hills Estates.
Farmlab / Under Spring, 1745 N. Spring Street #4, LA, CA 90012
Across the street from the site of the Not A Cornfield project, in a warehouse colocated at Baker Street and N. Spring Street
Salons are always free-of-charge, all ages welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Photo copyright Leonard Aube