High Noon Talk: Shark Talk
February 7, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dive in to discover the beauty and grace of sharks with Matt "The Shark Guy" Marchant.
High Noon Talks are back and better than ever! Get ready to discover interesting and often untold stories of Texas at our classic, casual lunchtime talk series.
Join Matt "The Shark Guy" Marchant, shark photographer, author, and conservationist, for an immersive journey into the world of sharks through stunning visuals and gripping narrative. Learn about shark anatomy, physiology, shark behavior, and much more. This talk will include some of the shark species currently on display in the Sharks special exhibition, including the Great White Shark, Tiger Shark, and the all-time crowd favorite: the Megalodon. Discover the crucial role that photography plays in shark conservation and how these awe-inspiring images contribute to raising awareness for the protection of these vital ocean inhabitants.
Program is FREE to the public. This program is eligible for CPE credit, email Education@thestoryoftexas.com.
Matt Marchant aka “The Shark Guy” is an award-winning underwater photographer, children’s book author, and shark conservationist. Teaching about sharks is his lifelong passion. Matt has spent thousands of hours underwater diving with sharks and uses his photos, videos, and experiences to help teach about them. His goal is to help save sharks through education and helping people understand that sharks are extremely important to our oceans. Matt lives in Dripping Springs Texas with his wife Heather and two children Hazel and Maverick.
Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship visitors are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.
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Sharks is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York. The Museum gratefully acknowledges Warner Bros. Discovery for its generous support of Sharks. A selection of footage in Sharks has been provided by Discovery's Shark Week.
The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.