Shark Week at the North Port Library Features Special Appearance by the Shark Brothers.
Engaging and interactive multi-media presentation leverages purposeful entertainment to inspire and educate.
Sponsored in Part With the Generous Support Of
Carla & Rod Pawich and the North Port Location of:
For Immediate Release: 07-23-11
Following an engagement at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa on August 3rd, the presentation, "Sharks - From Fear to Fascination", comes to the North Port Library on August 6th, 2011. This live event is produced and hosted by long-time local residents, Sean and Brooks Paxton, who will be sharing their personal wildlife interaction experiences and conservation work with sharks and the marine environment.
L-R: Sean Paxton and Brooks Paxon
The Brother’s unique perspective on these animals began in their youth during fishing trips with their grandfathers on the Chesapeake Bay. Then, in 1975, after watching the movie, Jaws, their heightened fascination with sharks would lead them on a path to their current careers in educational entertainment.
In their roles as cameramen and producers, the brothers are directly involved in most of the action they shoot and document, which provides this live presentation with a punctuated array of video footage and photos captured by them during collaborations on historically significant documentary projects, science and research expeditions, pioneering shark-release events and personal adventures.
“It’s a different kind of up-close-and-personal look at sharks and the environment that has something for everyone including the kids and kids at heart”, says Brooks Paxton. His brother, Sean adds, “It’s hard to believe this is the 24th season of Shark Week. We can remember the very first one like it was yesterday.” Both agree, “We see an increase in calls and inquiries from the press and media this time of the year so it presents a fine opportunity to capitalize on the heightened round of annual shark awareness created by the Discovery Channel. For us, it’s yet another chance to promote an accurate portrayal of sharks to the public, along with an important message about the need to protect and conserve these Very Important Predators © or V.I.P.’s, as we like to call them. We’re proud to be partnering with the local business community and the North Port Library to do just that. Libraries are an important cornerstone in any community lucky enough to have one, making them one of the best places to promote curiosity, learning and education, especially within our youthful population.”
August 6th, 2011 at 1:30pm
The North Port Library 13800 S. Tamiami Trail (US 41) North Port, FL 34287
Contact & Additional Information
The Paxton Brothers: 941-416-1788 / 5073, PaxtonBrothers@ThinkOutLoudProductions.com
North Port Library: (941) 861-1300, http://suncat.co.sarasota.fl.us/libraries/northport.aspx
What to Bring
The entire family, a sense of adventure and a camera.