Presbytere hosts Deepwater Horizon oil spill panel on Thursday

The Louisiana State Museum of New Orleans will present, “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:
Two Years Later,” on the evening of Thursday, April 19 at the Presbytere in Jackson Square on Thursday, April 19.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. A reception will follow.

The event is free and open to the public as part of the museum’s “Coastal Conversations” series. The series focuses on environmental and climate-oriented issues explored in “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” an ongoing multimedia exhibit at the Presbytere.

The moderator for the Thursday evening panel is Dr. Doug Meffert, Executive Director of Louisiana Audubon Society. Panelists will include Dr. Michael J. Blum. Arnold Early Career Professor in Earth and Ecological Science at Tulane University, and Cynthia Sarthou, Executive Director of the Gulf Restoration Network.

Image: Installation by Patrick Shay, Grand Isle, La. 2010. Photograph by NOPA member Mark J. Sindler of the Louisiana State Museum.