In conjunction with the 10th annual Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival, Telfair Museums will present the exhibition Live from Gray’s Reef: Underwater Photographs by Greg McFall, on view at the Jepson Center from September 18 through October 7. These photographs, taken by Gray’s Reef Sanctuary Assistant Superintendent Greg McFall, showcase the stunning variety of underwater creatures that make their homes in the waters off Georgia’s coast.
Telfair Museums is pleased to partner with the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary to present two exciting events related to the 10th annual Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival. The festival will kick off at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 20, with a screening of the film Turtle: The Incredible Journey at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center.
Following the film, which tells the story of a young loggerhead turtle following the path of her ancestors, the fate of loggerhead turtles in the southeast will be discussed by Frank Gromling (publisher and author, Ocean Publishing) and Kris Williams (director, Caretta Sea Turtle Research Project).
A full slate of programs, including films, photography and a book signing, is planned for the remainder of the festival. Highlights include a presentation by National Geographic Society film producer Andy Mitchell, a keynote presentation by ocean advocate and explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, and the awarding of the Dr. Robert O. Levitt Award for Emerging Filmmakers for an original environmental documentary. Programs will be held from September 20 through September 23, and details can be found online at graysreef.noaa.gov.
Both events are possible through the generous support of Mrs. Robert O. Levitt.
Screening of Turtle: The Incredible Journey
Thursday, September 20 / 6:30pm / JC
Greg McFall; Black Sea Bass
Greg McFall; Soft Coral Curtain