Thursday, December 1 at 6pm. Beacon Gallery (524B Harrison Avenue, Boston).

In conjunction with Nedret Andre’s contemporary art exhibition, The Air We Breathe, on view November 4-January 5, Beacon Gallery hosts a talk with the artist and activists in the field, featuring Samantha Woods, Executive Director of the North and South Rivers Watershed AssociationSara Grady, Ecologist at Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Partnership and North and South Rivers Watershed Association, and Dr. Randall Hughes, Professor in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences (MES) and Associate Dean for Equity at Northeastern University.

Find out how seagrass diversity affects marine ecology with Randall Hughes. Or how seagrass beds are doing over the last decade in Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth with Sara Grady. Samantha Woods will highlight the joy involved in rolling our sleeves up to preserve our natural habitats.