Swimming With Sharks: Saving the Ocean's Most Misunderstood Creature

Swimming With Sharks: Saving the Ocean's Most Misunderstood Creature

Award-winning underwater photographer Tanya Houppermans joins us to discuss what it’s really like to work with sharks.

Barbara Thalhimer Theater
All Ages
60 minutes
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Sharks are some of the most feared animals on the planet, but they have much more to fear from us than we do them. Every year over 70 million sharks are killed by humans, with many species on the verge of extinction. Far from being the vicious monsters often portrayed by the media, sharks actually serve a vital role in keeping the ocean’s ecosystems in balance. This is why learning about and protecting sharks is more critical than ever.

Join award-winning underwater photographer and shark naturalist Tanya Houppermans as she speaks about photographing sharks and being at the forefront of shark research. You’ll learn what it’s like to come face-to-face with sharks in their natural habitat and get the scoop on some of the latest groundbreaking methods scientists are using to study these fascinating animals!

  • What: "Swimming With Sharks: Saving the Ocean's Most Misunderstood Creature," presented by Tanya Houppermans, Shark Naturalist and Underwater Photographer at Blue Elements Imaging & Exploration
  • When: Wednesday, July 27, 12 - 12:45 pm
  • Where: Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

How to Attend

We're thrilled to offer Lunch Break Science in person again! This is a FREE lecture you don’t want to miss! Stop by the Science Museum of Virginia, July 27, at noon. Please arrive early, no registration is required and presentations are limited to 120 guests. Just show up at least 15 minutes early, check in at the Guest Services desk and take a seat!

Lunch Break Science is a free lecture series presented by the Science Museum that addresses current scientific topics that help to inspire and encourage Virginians to enrich their lives through science.