Evenings at the Homestead: A Cultural & Conservation Story of Sharks

07:00 pm-08:30 pm Bailey Homestead

Join us at the Bailey Homestead Pavilion for the next Evenings at the Homestead featuring SCCF CEO Ryan Orgera.

Sharks have long been perceived as mindless beasts who kill indiscriminately, but today their very existence is in peril. Humans kill over 100 million sharks per year, largely for their fins. We know that sharks are integral to a healthy ocean; without them entire ecosystems fail. The talk will explore how we understand sharks collectively and how these perceptions have led to the drastic reduction of global shark populations.

Ryan Orgera will also talk about the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) — and why there is hope at home and abroad. Before joining SCCF, Ryan worked for years as an international shark advocate for The Pew Charitable Trusts where he urged countries to support meaningful shark management measures, and he is an expert on sharks in American culture.

Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7pm. Tickets $10.

Please call SCCF at 239.472.2329 with any questions.