A Fascinating Evening with David Helvarg


The Ocean Institute kicked off our new lecture series with author, activist, and adventurer David Helvarg last night in the intimate setting of the Institute’s Headlands & Beyond Kelp Forest. 

Helvarg was introduced by friend and artist Wyland, before screening a thought provoking short film of how his vision for the book The Golden Shore came to be. Helvarg noted that his videography skills were not of the caliber of filmmakers Greg and Barbara MacGillivray who were members of the audience. 

The Golden Shore takes readers on a journey along the 1,100-mile Pacific coastline to tell the tale of history, culture and California’s love affair with the sea. 

During his dynamic and engaging lecture, Helvarg brought his book to life and took the audience on a behind the scenes tour of his experiences as a lifelong waterman, ocean warrior, and adventurer. 

During the Q&A session, the audience was most interested in Helvarg’s thoughts on the changing tides of ocean education, conservation, and the current political climate. 

Thank you to those who joined us for Helvarg’s talk, wine, hors d’ouerves and the opportunity to mingle with David and all of our guests. The Golden Shore and many of his other noteworthy titles are available in Ocean Institute’s Laurena G. Chambers Gallery Book and Gift Store.

Stay tuned for more mindful mixers at the Ocean Institute.

You are invited to the Ocean Institute Bonfire Benefit presented by Driftwood this November 10.

Tickets on sale soon here: http://bonfire.driftwoodfest.com/splash/