Museum of Discovery and Science’s Leonardo da Vinci Society presents Ocean Discovery on April 29, 2015

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The Museum of Discovery and Science’s Leonardo da Vinci Society presents: Ocean Discovery in partnership with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Museum of Discovery and Science.  Guests will enjoy cocktails, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

 The evening will begin with a welcome reception and Conservation Village at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation on Ocean Research and Ways to Conserve Our Oceans and The Species Therein at 7 p.m. by Antonio Fins, Executive Director of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The presentation will be followed by a screening of the MacGillivray Freeman film, Humpack Whales, in the Museum’s Keller Science Theater.

Antonio Fins stated, “The decisions we make, however seemingly small, can have a huge, positive impact on our blue planet”.  Conservation Village partners include Florida Fishing Academy, Shark One, Mahogany Youth – Youth, Ladies Let’s Go Fishing , Seakeepers International and  Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (STOP).

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation provides marine science education materials and presentations to schools and community groups all around the world. Guy’s artwork and research expeditions provide the backdrop for entertaining and educational curriculum for any grade or age level. From ­fish identi­fication posters to sustainable seafood guides and from ­films documenting Guy’s research to interactive online presentations with shark researchers, the

GHOF brings the underwater world to students young and old to communities around the world.

About Antonio Fins

Antonio Fins is the executive director of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.  The foundation was created four years ago by famed marine scientist and artist Guy Harvey. The organization supports improved marine fisheries and ocean conservation. Antonio’s role is to lead advocacy, education and outreach efforts.

Prior to joining the Guy Harvey team, Antonio was the editorial page editor at the Sun Sentinel newspaper. He directed the newspaper’s editorial board and oversaw its newsprint and online editions. Antonio’s 15-year career at the Sun Sentinel began in 1997 as a senior business writer. He got his start in journalism as a correspondent for Business Week magazine. Antonio received his bachelor degree in journalism and political science from the University of Miami. He was awarded a PhD. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Photo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c4fxfuiv9s6l2kl/antoniofins.jpg?dl=0

About Leonardo Da Vinci Society

The Leonardo da Vinci Society (LDVS) is an individual giving society established by the Museum of Discovery and Science in 1993.  It is the Museum’s prestigious group of individual donors whose involvement reflects a shared belief in the importance of science education.  The members of this special group of donors play a vital role in the life of the Museum by serving as unofficial ambassadors with the expanded knowledge gained through behind-the-scenes tours, special lectures and events. For more information contact Robyn Harper 954.713-0906 rharper@mods.net

About the Museum of Discovery and Science

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel and Wells Fargo.

The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. Exhibit Admission prices are $14 for adults; $13 seniors; $12 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org

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