A Celebration of California's Central Coast
2 SHOWS! 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Join us for a special presentation by renowned photographer Frans Lanting in celebration of the Monterey Bay, his home ground for the past 30 years. Frans will share images and stories about the Monterey Bay region--one of the hottest hot spots for biodiversity in North America, according to The Nature Conservancy.
The Bay's natural richness is due to an unusual combination of microclimates onshore and physical features offshore, and Frans's presentation will tie together terrestrial and marine environments to show the dynamic linkages between them. He portrays the Monterey Bay the way he has profiled exotic ecosystems on other continents, but with a personal perspective embedded in the story. His images feature a remarkable cast of characters, from mountain lions and condors to sea otters and elephant seals, in a place that represents a unique convergence of land and sea, where endangered endemics mix with cosmopolitan migrants.
Join us for a fascinating afternoon or evening of discoveries and insights about the remarkable region many of us call home.
Proceeds from this presentation will benefit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory. Located in Santa Cruz on the bluffs overlooking Monterey Bay, the Seymour Center provides exciting and engaging ocean education programs for the visiting public and for students of all ages. It is dedicated to educating youth, families, and the general public about the role science plays in the understanding and conservation of the world's oceans. The Seymour Center is open six days a week, year-round, and serves more than 65,000 people each year.