Greenbelt’s 2021 Film & Lecture Series

Essex County Greenbelt’s 2021 Virtual Film & Lecture Series, Land, Sea, Community | Coastal Climate Resilience kicks off on Wednesday, January 6 with the first of six events that will run through March 24.

Generously funded by a Coastal Resilience grant from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, the Series will focus on the impact of climate change on coastal areas and will feature two films, three lectures and a panel discussion. 

All of the events are virtual and FREE, but registration is required to obtain the link to participate online.  Visit to register for one or all of the events. 

  • January 6, 6:30 pm:  Join our watch party and discussion for the award-winning documentary Rising Tides that explores coastal erosion and climate change along the Eastern seaboard.
  • January 14, 6:00 pm: Tune in to learn how the Great Marsh protects our coastal communities and how scientists like Mass Audubon’s Danielle Perry, Ph.D. are working to protect the Great Marsh.  
  • February 10, 2:00 pm: Learn about the impact of climate change on the wildlife along our coasts with Parker River National Wildlife Refuge’s Wildlife Biologist Nancy Pau.
  • February 23, 6:00 pm:  Explore the coastal processes that form and change barrier beaches (such as Plum Island) over time with science writer and NOVA consultant Bill Sargent.
  • March 3, 4:30 pm: Hear what two forward-thinking local organizations are doing to ensure that planning for climate change solutions is equitable for all communities.
  • March 24, 6:30 pm Watch festival-winning documentary Sacred Cod with us, followed by a moderated discussion about the effects of climate change on Gloucester’s fishing industry.

Visit to learn more and to register for these FREE virtual events. Contact for questions.

About Greenbelt:

Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust works with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County. Since 1961, Greenbelt has protected close to 18,000 acres of local land. For more information, visit or call 978-768-7241.

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