Nantucket, MA – On June 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm, William McKeever, author of Emperors of the Deep, will share new research about sharks, including the impact human activity and climate change are having on their migration patterns and their ability to survive. This talk is part of the Nantucket Atheneum’s Virtual Author Talk Series and is held in partnership with the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association.
McKeever is an author, filmmaker, and ocean and shark enthusiast, who has travelled the world documenting his journeys. Through his books, film, and non-profit, he has worked tirelessly to bring the issues of ocean and shark conservation to the forefront through education and activism.
His book ‘Emperors of the Deep’ is now available in paperback at Mitchell’s and Nantucket Bookworks.
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87023849868
The Nantucket Atheneum, a private non-profit organization, provides public library service to the island’s year-round and seasonal residents, housed in a historic 1847 building and the Weezie Library for Children. The Atheneum collects, organizes and disseminates books, literature and other materials in a variety of formats to help users of all ages meet their recreational, personal, professional and intellectual needs. In keeping with its heritage, the Atheneum also serves as a cultural center for the Nantucket community by sponsoring educational programming and maintaining special collections related to the history and culture of the island.
The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages.