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Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ages: All ages
Fee: $5 online / $7 at the door
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Saturday, October 12
Fee: $5 online /$7 at door / Free for Lighthouse International Film Society Members & Children
The Lighthouse International Film Festival on Saturday, October 12th presents the documentary Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction which captures the Cape Cod, Massachusetts sea turtle stranding crisis that exposes the plight of the world’s most critically endangered sea turtle, the Kemp’s Ridley.
Over the last decade, the number of stranded sea turtle has steadily increased, but the late autumn of 2014 saw an unprecedented event as more than 1,200 cold-stunned (hypothermic) sea turtles washed ashore. This massive wildlife emergency marshaled an inspiring response within and beyond Massachusetts that included dedicated individuals to the United States military, involving over 10 states and 21 institutions.
This is a family friendly event! Surf City’s Firefly Gallery will have unique turtle art merchandise for sale, LBI artist Prax Serrano will have his turtle paintings on display. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the LBI Turtle Nesting Program. Following the screening there will be a distinguished panel discussion including Rick Bushnell, from ReClam the Bay, Nancy Rabke, from the MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Sea Turtle Patrol (featured in the film) Bill Deerr, from Sea Turtle Recovery in NJ Kathy Lacey, from LBI’s Terrapin Nesting Project.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, screening at 7:00pm