DETROIT (January 7, 2013) – Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and The Nature Conservancy announce a first-of-its-kind television and Web special, designed to convene a discussion on the solutions to the threats posed by dangerous invasive species in the Great Lakes.
“Great Lakes Now Connect: Invasive Species” will bring together leading experts from across the Great Lakes region on January 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. to Noon, Eastern Time.
The event will be broadcast on television in Southeast Michigan and be available live on the Web at www.greatlakesnow.org, where it will also be archived for “on demand” viewing.
Live television coverage in Southeastern Michigan will be available on over-air Channel 56.2, Comcast Channel 287, Bright House Channel 155 or Charter Channel 432.
Additionally the special will be available at no cost via a Web embed code, to any public or commercial news organization in North America, to make the conversation as accessible as possible.
The special will feature two panel discussions, moderated by veteran journalist Christy McDonald. They are scheduled to include:
Panel #1: They’re Here! (and it’s more than just Carp!)
Patrick Doran, Director of Conservation Science, The Nature Conservancy in Michigan, Moderator
Peter Annin, Director, Environmental Change Initiative, Notre Dame
Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee
Kathryn Buckner, President, Council of Great Lakes Industries
Paul Pacholski, President, Ohio-Lake Erie Charter Boat Association