2013 - 2014 Season
NEW! $5 Child & Student Tickets:
Children 17 and under: $5 ticket(s) with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Students with Valid Student ID: $5
National Geographic LIVE! Greg Marshall
Vice President, National Geographic Society, Remote Imaging
7:30 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014
BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall
Biologist, inventor, filmmaker and two-time Emmy Award winner for cinematography and sound (National Geographic Specials Great White Sharks and Sea Monsters: Search for the Giant Squid) Greg Marshall, has dedicated his career to exploring and documenting the behavioral ecology of animals in remote or otherwise inaccessible environments.
During a research dive in Belize in 1986, Marshall encountered a shark and as he imagined the unique perspective of a remora clinging to the shark's side, Marshall conceived of an animal-borne imaging system that would mimic the remora and enable a study of host species behavior. He began developing a research tool to record images, sound and data from the animal perspective. Providing direct observation of animal behavior over temporal and spatial scales that are unprecedented, the "Crittercam" has been used by Marshall and his team in studies of whales, sharks, seals, turtles, penguins and other marine and terrestrial species.
Funded by the National Geographic Society, philanthropic foundations and federal grants, Marshall has created a collaborative research program engaging scientists worldwide. To date, he and his Remote Imaging Department have worked with dozens of science teams in studies of more than 50 species. Marshall earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from Georgetown University and a master's degree in marine science from SUNY Stony Brook.
The unique images Crittercam captures provide an intimate connection to the challenges animals face in the wild. Marshall will share these images and the novel stories they convey through National Geographic films intended to inspire caring and conservation.
General: $35 | Student/Child $5
and Hans & Leslie Fleischner
Photography Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Participants will meet at BIG ARTS Center to receive a map and set of clues before setting off on an afternoon adventure filled with discovery and camaraderie. Conceptual interpretations of the clues are encouraged and the digital photographs will be showcased during the evening reception. Proceeds from event benefit BIG ARTS scholarship programs.
3 pm: Pick up clues and map
5 pm: Participants return to BIG ARTS for gourmet boxed dinner
6 pm: Dessert reception and video showcase of the day's photographs, with awards ceremony
Tickets: $45 per team member (includes the day's activities, dinner and reception)
or $8 to attend video showcase & reception only
To purchase tickets please call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at (239) 395-0900.
BIG ARTS Annual Family Day
3 - 5 pm, Sunday, May 4
BIG ARTS Center
All ages are invited to join BIG ARTS for a free fun-filled afternoon of student art exhibits, entertainment and light refreshments.