Our Sharks with Dr. Ryan Orgera
Friday, March 26, 2021Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet Shark Expert, Dr. Ryan Orgera!
Don’t miss a unique opportunity to dispel misconceptions and learn intriguing facts that reflect the importance of protecting an amazing species! Sharks have existed for over 450 million years and are not only vital to the global ecosystem, but also are a passion of Dr. Ryan Orgera, CEO of the Sanibel Conservation Foundation, SCCF.
Ryan grew up on Lemon Bay in Charlotte County, where he fell in love with Southwest Florida’s nature. He earned his Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Sciences from Louisiana State University.
Before joining the team at SCCF, Ryan worked on the Ending Illegal Fishing Project and Global Shark Conservation teams with The Pew Charitable Trusts. He traveled extensively to institute meaningful conservation measures in African and Latin American nations, as well as within various United Nations conventions, most notably the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora. During his time with Pew, Ryan helped ensure global protections for thirteen species of sharks and rays. As a Knauss Marine Policy fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, Ryan served as the senator’s ocean, coastal, and flood insurance policy expert. Ryan is currently a member of the Federal Marine Protected Area Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Secretaries of Commerce and Interior.
Please join us for this captivating presentation with Dr. Orgera!
BIPS’ presentation featuring Dr. Ryan Orgera will tentatively be held at the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium.
BIPS’ 2021 programs remain flexible with COVID-19 safety in mind. Please check for updates at: www.barrierislandparkssociety.org