Lecture Series
David Helvarg: Author, Activist & Adventurer


Join us for a reception and conversation with David Helvarg as he shares insight from his incredible span of experience as a leader in the fight to protect our Oceans.

Date: Thursday, September 21st

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Ocean Institute

Cost: $10 non-members/ Free for members (with advance registration)

A wine and cheese reception will be followed by a lecture and discussion with David Helvarg. As executive director of Blue Frontier and author of The Golden Shore, Mr. Helvarg is a leader in ocean advocacy and will take us on a journey along the 1,100-mile Pacific coastline to tell the tale of history, culture and the changing nature of California’s coast.

Members free with advance registration.

More about David:

David is Executive Director of Blue Frontier, an ocean conservation and policy group, and the author of six books including Blue Frontier, The War Against the Greens, 50 Ways to Save the Ocean, Rescue Warrior, Saved by the Sea, and The Golden Shore-California’s Love Affair with the Sea.

He is editor of the Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide, organizer of ‘Blue Vision’ Summits for ocean activists and the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards (co-hosted with Wendy Benchley), and winner of Coastal Living Magazine’s 2005 Leadership Award and the 2007 Herman Melville Literary Prize.

Helvarg worked as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and Central America, covered a range of issues from military science to the AIDS epidemic, and reported from every continent including Antarctica. He has led workshops for journalists in Poland, Turkey, Tunisia, Slovakia and Washington DC. 

Along with being an award-winning journalist, he produced more than 40 broadcast documentaries and has partnered with countless esteemed reasearch organizations and publications in his fight to raise awareness for critical environmental issues, including:

  • PBS
  • The Discovery Channel
  • The New York Times
  • LA Times
  • Smithsonian
  • National Geographic
  • Popular Science
  • Sierra
  • Parade
  • Marketplace
  • AP radio
  • Pacifica

We are so honored to have David join us and share his experiences, and hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be a mind-expanding discussion. 


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$10.00 per person 
*Members are free when you enter your member ID at check out