Dr. Quenton Dokken to Discuss "Rigs to Reefs" at Bush Library and Museum Issues Forum

Aug 13, 2014, 15:41 ET from George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marine scientist Dr. Quenton Dokken will examine the "Rigs to Reefs" program, an effort to transform oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico into artificial reefs, at a free issues forum August 26, 7 p.m. at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.

Dokken is president and CEO of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation. His talk will focus on the positive environmental effects when retired oil platforms are turned into more permanent artificial reefs.

Issues forum attendees will receive a free copy of the DVD "Rigs to Reefs: Towers of Life" while supplies last.

A free reception will follow the issues forum. Through a generous sponsorship from AT&T the event is offered free of charge, but reservations are strongly recommended. Register online at bushlibrary.eventbrite.com, or for more information call (979) 691-4014.

Dokken's presentation is in conjunction with our exhibit "Offshore Drilling: The Promise of Discovery" on display through Feb. 1, 2015 in the Ansary Gallery of American History at the Bush Library and Museum. The exhibit is made possible through title sponsor Shell and supporting sponsorships from Ensco, Schlumberger, Move Resource Group and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. For more information about the exhibit go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/offshore

The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. Located on the campus of Texas A&M University – a premier public Tier 1 research university home to more than 50,000 students – the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is part of the National Archives and Records Administration's Presidential Libraries system. For more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu.

Media contact:
Will King
Marketing and Communications Director
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
(979) 691-4069  |  will.king@nara.gov

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