Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Norwalk, CT 06854

Crunchy, munchy, delicious, and nutritious, seaweed is having a comestible moment. You can find it everywhere from high-end restaurants to the shelves of Trader Joe’s. Happily for the state, Connecticut’s coastline is prime seaweed territory, and the industry is expanding. At the next UConn Science Salon, we’ll hear from local chefs, growers, and scientists on how we grow it, cook it, and enjoy it.

Join us on April 12 at the Maritime Aquarium for a salty discussion. Seaweed snacks, refreshments, and networking begin at 6 p.m.; panelist program starts at 6:30. $15 includes one drink and appetizers. 

Limited release seaweed beer will be offered in partnership with our 1881 Series: UConn Alumni Limited Release.


Barrett Chrisite
Director of Animal Husbandry, The Maritime Aquarium


Anoushka Concepcion
UConn, Connecticut Sea Grant, Assistant Aquaculture Extension Educator-in-Residence

Jeff Trombetta
Norwalk Community College, Professor of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

JP Vellotti
General Manager, East Coast Kelp Farm

Charlie Yarish
UConn, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

$15 per person ticket price includes appetizers and a drink. Please RSVP by April 9, 2018. We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Please contact Pam Chudzik, Alumni Relations, via email or call the Office of Alumni Relations toll-free at (888) 822-5861.

UConn Foundation
Office of Alumni Relations
2390 Alumni Drive
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-2240

Photographs taken at this event may be used in University and Foundation promotional and other materials.

No portion of the registration fee is tax-deductible. Fees will be used to offset expenses associated with this event.

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