National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice and in predator-infested waters. Journey with him from the North Atlantic, where harp seals face off with commercial hunters, to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in search of Atlantic blue fin tuna, and to research facilities studying dolphin intelligence. The images he captures while on assignment offer a mesmerizing glimpse of the “soul of the sea.”
The truth revealed! Join celebrated author and historian, Robert Jacob as he shares the real stories of the Pirate of the Caribbean and around the world during the golden ages, 1625-1722. Come aboard for a fascinating look in to the lives and history of the Buccaneers, Blackbeard, Henry Morgan and more.
Join author and speaker Kathryn Smith in the story of an adventurous and intriguing 20th century woman, Gertrude Sanford Legendre. Henry Shelton Sanford, Legendre’s maternal grandfather founded the city of Sanford, Florida, but her wealth came from her father’s carpet manufacturing business. A life of gilded age privilege, Gertie experienced many opportunities traveling the globe as a big game hunter. During WWII, she worked for the OSS (spy agency), captured by the Nazis in 1944 escaping over the Swiss border shortly before Germany’s surrender. Legendre lived an extraordinary life from 1902-2000, celebrating her 96th birthday in Morocco.
Let the good times roll and the gift of story fill your soul. Join Cheryl Floyd, Speaker/Storyteller for an evening filled with history, stories and music from Cheryl’s Cajun roots. Toes will tap and hands will clap in this lively, entertaining program.
Reawaken your imagination and spark a new wave of creativity to your photography with professional photographer, Colleen J. Miniuk. Through innovative concepts and methods, Colleen will focus on various techniques to overcome stagnation, tap into your creativity and revive your interest in photography. Reveal a fresh approach and new perspective in more exciting images.
Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous by Nizar Ibrahim
National Geographic Speaker Series 2019-20
Spinosaurus was nearly lost to science before Nizar Ibrahim, a remarkable young paleontologist, discovered this prehistoric giant. With amazing video and photography, Nizar will tell the story of the Spinosaurus' discovery, loss, and rediscovery, explaining what makes this ancient monster so unique.