Long before humans first appeared on Earth, sharks were swimming the seas. They predate dinosaurs by about 200 million years and were revered by ancient human societies as gods. Sharks come in all shapes and sizes. There are angel sharks, basking sharks, blues sharks, bull sharks, gray sharks, lemon sharks, sleeper sharks, and tiger sharks, among many other varieties. Not only are they found in every ocean of the world, but in many rivers and lakes as well. There will be a major exhihibition about sharks, organized by the Museum of Art in association with Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center.
CEOs of Save Our Seas Foundation, Peter Verhoog and Georgina Wiersma, had a very interesting and exciting meeting at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. This exhibition, for which famous shark painter Richard Ellis is the curator, will open on May 12th. It will cover sharks in art over the centuries and will display several famous works of ‘shark’ art.
There will also be an extensive educational and audiovisual component to this event, and after meeting the directors of the museum and Richard Ellis in May last year, Peter and Georgina were invited to discuss SOSF’s involvement. The exhibition will run for seven months, and will travel to other museums after that period of time.
SOSF’s involvement will already start right at the entrance, with a spectacular multisensory impression of the underwater world! There will be educational trips by schools from Florida, special family events etc. etc
SOSF’s educational material from all over the world will be used to create a Resource Guide, that will be available on line for free as a preparation for school visits by students from all over Florida. Besides that, there will be a Family Activitity Guide, a special Shark App with a SHARK scavenger hunt, shark species matching guide, crossword puzzles, mazes, word search, coloring and stickers.
For more information visit: the website of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale