Legendary Shark Expert Wows Crowd During Lindsay Wildlife’s Conservation Icons!
Pioneering wildlife education center inaugural speaker series brings environmental heavy-hitters to Walnut Creek
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. /January 22, 2018— Half-way through its first year, Lindsay Wildlife’s Conservation Icons speaker series is a hit with audiences! A packed crowd on January 6 enjoyed world-famous shark expert Dr. John McCosker’s presentation on the dire threats to sharks at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts.
Children as young as 7 were in the audience to see the man who literally wrote the book on great white sharks, where he talked about what we can all do to protect our oceans.
McCosker is just one of nine awe-inspiring speakers, part of Lindsay’s inaugural series to educate, entertain and inspire change! The series is raising money for Lindsay Wildlife’s educational animal ambassadors, the very birds and mammals that delight guests daily at Lindsay’s exhibit hall.
The series includes premiere speaker and legendary oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, author and lecturer, Dr. Sylvia Earle on May 5, 2018 at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale in March.
2017-2018 Conservation Icons Speaker schedule:
- 6 p.m. February 10 :: Dr. Walt Koenig, Cornell University Ornithology Lab. Acorn Woodpeckers.
- 6 p.m. March 10 :: Dr. Tim Bean, Humboldt State University. North American Porcupines.
- 10 a.m. March 19 :: Lindsay Wildlife Alliance Spring Speaker Sam Labudde, Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA). From Dolphins to Rhinos: International Wildlife Protection.
- 6 p.m. April 14 :: Dr. Arthur M. Shapiro. Butterflies.
- *6:30 p.m. May 5 :: Dr. Sylvia Earle, first female chief scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and first female aquanaut!* Held at Lesher Center for the Arts.
- 6 p.m June 9 :: Dr. Brian Cypher, UC Stanislaus. Urban canids (foxes, coyotes): Conservation and Conflict.
*Note: This presentation will NOT be held at Lindsay Wildlife but instead at The Lesher Center for the Arts in downtown Walnut Creek. The cost will be $14.75 per ticket plus fees.
Click here for dropbox link to photos from January 6, 2018 event. Click here for PDF of cutlines of sharks event.
About Lindsay Wildlife Experience:
Lindsay connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. A unique natural history and environmental education center where live wild animals are just inches away from visitors, Lindsay serves more than 100,000 children and adults each year. Home to the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S., Lindsay treats more than 5,600 animals annually.