Chris Paparo, wildlife photographer, writer, and lecturer, will be the Third Friday speaker on Friday, March 15 from 6 – 8 PM at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. Mr. Paparo will take the audience on an underwater journey of Long Island. He will share amazing photographs and videos of local fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other assorted invertebrates that one might encounter while on a fishing trip or by taking a stroll down the beach.
Born and raised on Long Island, Chris Paparo has been exploring the wilds of the island for over 30 years. As a wildlife photographer, writer and lecturer, he enjoys bringing public awareness to the diverse wildlife that calls the island home. His passion for coastal ecology, fishing and the outdoors led him to obtain a BS in Marine Science from LIU/Southampton. He currently manages the new Marine Sciences Center at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University.
An award-winning member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the New York State Outdoor Writers Association, Mr. Papero is a freelance writer for several fishing, hunting, and wildlife related publications. Although his work tends to focus on marine life, everything in the nature world is fair game.
Funding for this Third Friday program has been generously provided by Avalon Park and Preserve.
Third Friday programs are free to the public and a reservation is not required.