Brazilians in Boston Invited to Hear About That Fish That Got Away

The New England Aquarium in Boston is having a special event on September 24 specifically for Boston’s Brazilian community. The event includes a bilingual slideshow presentation in Portuguese and English as well as free admission to the Aquarium for members and friends of the Brazilian community.

The New England Aquarium is hosting this event to highlight its special relationship with the people of Brazil. Aquarium scientist Scott Dowd will tell the story of a tiny Amazonian fish that is prized around the world and of the rural people who harvest these colorful beauties in an environmentally friendly manner.

For 15 years, Scott has worked with Brazilian partners, including the University of the Amazon, to maintain this delicately balanced world of people, fish and the rainforest. New international pressures now threaten to collapse this industry and change the local culture and landscape forever.

After the slide presentation the Aquarium will be open and free of charge from 7-9 p.m. to all members and friends of the Brazilian community.

Among the Aquarium’s collection of 20,000 aquatic animals is an Amazon exhibit that features piranha, anaconda, poison arrow frogs, electric eels and many other creatures from the world’s largest river system.

Dowd will be joined by a representative from the Brazilian Consulate General’s office in Boston, and Augusto Correa, the editor of Fame Magazine, a popular monthly magazine serving the Brazilian-American community on the East Coast.

Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register for free online at www.neaq.org/scilearn/lecture/.

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When: Sunday, September 24 at 6 pm.
 
Where: New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre

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