River Snorkeling Adventures
An Evening with Underwater Naturalist and River Adventurer Keith Williams
River snorkeling provides a new way to experience discovery and adventure in our freshwater rivers. They contain some of the most stunning and fascinating life on the planet and hold biological treasures hidden from view. The colors and beauty of some of our rivers rival coral reefs, yet we are losing that treasure faster than we are losing biodiversity from any other ecosystem on the planet. Underwater naturalist Keith Williams has spent the last 15 years exploring and documenting life in freshwater rivers and streams. He has snorkeled with alligators in Florida springs, migrating salmon in Oregon rivers, giant shrimp in Latin America, and darters in Pennsylvania. He has snorkeled frozen Maine rivers in the middle of winter and world heritage sites in China. He will share the life he has seen and the adventures he has experienced in an engaging and entertaining presentation.
Meet Your Neighbors
Environmental conservation starts in our backyards, with "Backyard Naturalist" Twan Leenders
Join conservation biologist, nature photographer and Ecological Restoration Manager for the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, Twan Leenders, on an exploration of nature in our backyard. Learn how our flora and fauna has inspired millions of people worldwide and see how our area's natural areas are impacted by events happening in the tropics or boreal regions, sometimes thousands of miles away. Twan's stunning images will have you appreciate your backyard plants and animals and the natural connections they represent anew.