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Forum, Film Focus on Endangered Vaquita Porpoise

October 19, 2017 – Learn about one of the most endangered marine mammal species in the world and the efforts to save it during “Net Loss: The Vanishing Vaquita Porpoise,” 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2 at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center.

This free public event will include a screening of “Souls of the Vermilion Sea,” a documentary film by Wild Lens about the struggle to save the vaquita, as well as a forum addressing related topics. Presenters will provide information about the vaquita, discuss the main threats to the species and outline the international rescue response to save it. Learn how conservation psychology can encourage safeguarding of wildlife and the natural world, and what you can do to help save the vaquita. 

Local environmental organizations will be on hand with helpful information. Refreshments will be available and Collin student art will be on display. “Net Loss” is co-sponsored by multiple Collin College organizations, including Psi Beta, Collin Association for Sustainable Efforts, LULAC and the Honors Institute.

Spring Creek Campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college based in Collin County, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with the University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce and Texas Tech.