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The Lost Salmon

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Reel Science: The Lost Salmon

JUNE 25, 6:30-8:00PM | Doors @ 6:15PM

Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies and documentaries to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this series combines the best Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. 

6:15PM | Doors Open

6:30PM | Documentary: The Lost Salmon (58 mins)

7:30PM | Panel and Q&A with John Rosapepe, Pacific Northwest Representative, Endangered Species Coalition; Mike Morrison, Board Chair Executive Director, Pacific Rivers and Margaret Townsend, Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity 

Tickets: Pay what you can, tickets for this event will be a sliding scale of $0-$15.


The Lost Salmon chronicles the plight and potential recovery of the iconic spring chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. Faced with extinction in many river systems of the West, a new genetic discovery could aid in their recovery. Once teaming in the millions and a sacrament for the oldest civilizations in the Americas, time is running out for the genetically distinct wild salmon.

Duration: 58 minutes | Rating: G


John Rosapepe, Pacific Northwest Representative, Endangered Species Coalition

John Rosapepe, Endangered Species Coalition Pacific Northwest Field Director, combines forty years’ experience as a field biologist and grassroots organizer for conservation organizations. He worked on fisheries and marine mammal research projects in the Bering Sea, the Northern Pacific Ocean and Alaska. He completed a masters in natural resource management from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, he completed a one year Congressional Sea Grant Fellowship. A change in career path followed leading to a path in community organizing on energy efficiency, renewable energy, salmon and trout restoration, and wilderness designation.

Mike Morrison, Board Chair Executive Director, Pacific Rivers

Mike Morrison is a graduate of University of California Law San Francisco and an inactive member of the California State Bar Association.  His law practice was in the state and federal courts of Northern California.  He is currently on the Board of Directors of The North Umpqua Foundation (secretary) and in the past served on the California State Bar Committee on the Environment, the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Northern California, and Board of the Northern Humboldt Parks and Recreation District.

Margaret Townsend, Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity 

Meg works in the Endangered Species Program protecting imperiled freshwater species and their habitats. Margaret spent five years as the Center’s open government attorney, specializing in transparency and Freedom of Information Act litigation. She holds a law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law — where she earned environmental and public-interest law certificates — and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado. Before joining the Center she worked on wildlife and freshwater issues with numerous conservation organizations, including Cascadia Wildlands, the Western Environmental Law Center and WildEarth Guardians.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will food be available for purchase?

Yes, the Empirical Cafe will be open with prepackaged salads, sandwiches and movie snacks. The bar will be open to guests that are 21+. No outside food or drink is allowed.

Do I have to pay for parking?

OMSI has a new parking system via the mobile parking app, Parking Kitty, to create an easier and more streamlined experience for our visitors. Parking is $2 + fees for after-hours events.

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