Free screening of Ocean Frontiers II – April 13, 2016 – RSVP Today

Please join us on April 13th in Arlington for a special screening of Ocean Frontiers II at George Mason University, followed by a Q & A on ocean planning with a panel of regional and international experts. In a region steeped in old maritime tradition, the film tells the story of a modern wave of big ships, offshore wind energy and a changing climate, and how people are coming together to plan for a healthy ocean off their coast.


What: Ocean Frontiers II Film Screening and Panel Discussion
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2016; 6:30pm – 8:30pm; doors open at 5:45 for free reception
Where: George Mason University, Founders Hall Auditorium, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA
Goodies: Free admission & refreshments
How: RSVP to save your seat:

Come learn about the draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Plan – being released for public review this June – and how we can help sustain the ocean environment, marine livelihoods and coastal cultures in our increasingly busy Virginia waters.

An interactive panel discussion takes place after the film, with:

  • Beth Kerttula – Director, National Ocean Council
  • John T. Kennedy – Director, Mid-Atlantic Gateway Office, US Dept. of Transportation, Maritime Administration; Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Member
  • Dr. Chris Parsons – Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University
  • Amy Trice – Ocean Planning Policy Analyst, Ocean Conservancy
  • Moderator: Dr. Dann Sklarew – Coordinator of Sustainability Initiatives, Office of the Provost, George Mason University

Watch the trailer:

This event is hosted by George Mason University, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Greater Washington DC Chapter and Green Fire Productions.

Event contact: Eva Barnett,

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: