Bay Model Visitor Center presents - Dr. Wallace J. Nichols - Discussing his book Go Deeper: The Seven Ages of Water


Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Phone: (415) 332-3871

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols - Discussing his book Go Deeper: The Seven Ages of Water

SF Bay Area American Cetacean Society Presentation

Go Deeper picks up where Blue Mind left off and explores the cognitive, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual benefits of healthy waterways and oceans at each of the seven stages of our lives from birth through death. Through new cutting edge science - on everything from play to romance to death - and gripping stories and fascinating protagonists you'll learn even more about yourself, how water supports us at each age and how to live better on this blue marble planet. Yes, water is natural for a man who runs Blue Mind Life, which reconnects people to water. It grew out his first book, whose full title is self-explanatory: “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.’’

Dr. Nichols will be signing copies of Go Deeper: The Seven Ages of Water which will be available for sale at the presentation.

Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine and “a visionary" by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author and sought-after lecturer.  His experiences as a field research scientist, government consultant, founder and director of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations, teacher, mentor, parent, and advisor all support his quest to build a stronger and more diverse blue movement. Dr. Nichols has shared hundreds of keynotes and workshops for a variety of organizations, teams, businesses, and professional associations in environmental science, health care, travel, real estate, and recreation. His goals are to more deeply and personally connect all people to water for life, help individuals and organizations find and tell their authentic water stories, and guide leaders in the process of swimming through the walls that hold them back.

Dr. Nichols’ research interests span ocean and aquatic ecosystems, migratory species, marine protected areas, fisheries management, and plastic pollution with special emphasis on building new action networks and developing novel interdisciplinary solutions, sometimes involving so-called enemies. He takes a slow, collaborative approach with leaders in businesses, government, non-profits, and academia to inspire a deeper connection with nature and inventive approaches to pressing issues ranging from supplies of fresh water to improved hospice care for our aging population.

His current focus is on what he refers to as Blue Mind, a powerful new universal story of water. In this story, society accurately describes all of the physical, ecological, economic, cognitive, emotional, psychological, and social benefits of healthy oceans and waterways. By connecting neuroscientists and psychologists with aquatic experts and artists to ask and answer exciting new questions his work is transforming many sectors, including: health and well-being; education and parenting; arts, architecture and design; real estate and urban planning; travel and leisure; and sports and recreation.

His book Blue Mind, published in summer 2014 by Little, Brown & Company, quickly became a national bestseller and has been translated to numerous languages and inspired a wave of media and practical application.

Special Notes

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