2010 Events

November 11 “Poison Palate”  Lecture and Exhibit at SFMOMA

November 20th, Shark Rock with Team Fishfinders

Live music by Cobretti, Space Vacation and the Barrel Riders, 9PM

November 30th,  Shark Benefit with Beer

Join us for the Ironsprings Brewery in Fairfax for their give back Tuesdays with local rocker Mike Gibbons.  10% of all proceeds benefits Sea Stewards Shark Programs.

Sharktober II  A month of Shark Special Events Supporting Sharks

The Sharktoberfest Party was a Huge Success.  A hundred shark lovers braved the rains and blew off the Giants to Party for the Sharks!  Thanks to our supporters & sponsors.

Saturday October 30th Shark Days at the Marie Science institute.  Shark Day!  Saturday, October 30th 9am ~ 12pm Our special Shark Day invites one and all to learn about these amazing creatures, from the Great Whites that swim just off our ocean shores, to the gentle Leopard Sharks that are common in our Bay.

Sharktober 31st  Shark Halloween Farallones Cruise   White Sharks and Whales of the Farallones  Shark cruise and shark halloween fest!  On board costume party, island natual history cruise and sharkwatch; we are sure to see a shark- at least onboard!  Book now at  SF Bay Whale Watching.

Saturday October 23rd, 6:00 PM    Cruising for Sharks-  Shark Stewards Awards and Shark Benefit Party.     Join us on the Bay with Sherman’s Lagoon creator Jim Toomey on the Angel Island Ferry for a cruise with naturalists, shark heros and a shark celebrity.  Rock out and dance to the live music of Mike Gibbons, SuperSatish  and graze on Sustainable seafood by the famous sustainable seafoood restarant  fish of Sausalito.  Beverages by Navarro Ridge wine and Sierra Nevada Ale included.  Win great prizes with our Raffle and Silent Auction.  Proceeds go to our shark research and conservation program.

Celebrate the return of the White Sharks to our Sanctuary and all sharks with Sea Stewards and other shark lovers at the Farallon Islands, at the California Academy of Sciences, with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and on the San Francisco Bay.   

Saturday October 23rd 10:00 AM    SharktoberKidfest.  Kids celebration with celebrity artist Jim Toomey of Sherman’s Lagoon fame. White shark workshops, films, face painting, shark sand castle and kids events.  Paint a giant sanctuary canvas with Jim Toomey and  shark lovers of all ages.  A benefit for the shark monitoring program. Located at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association Education Center (click for more infomration) at  Crissy Field, San Francisco 10 Am- 3 PM.

Saturday October 23rd 10:00 AM    SharktoberKidfest.  Kids celebration with celebrity artist Jim Toomey of Sherman’s Lagoon fame. White shark workshops, films, face painting, shark sand castle and kids events.  Paint a giant sanctuary canvas with Jim Toomey and  shark lovers of all ages.  A benefit for the shark monitoring program. Located at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association Education Center (click for more infomration) at  Crissy Field, San Francisco 10 Am- 3 PM.

Natural History Tours guided by Sea Sewards:

October 2nd  Special Guest  Jonathan Kathrein, local surfer, white shark survivor author and advocate discussing his experiences.

October 16th  Leatherback Sea Turtle and shark food expert Dr. Chris Pincetich of the Turtle Island Research Institute.

October 24th, Cruise the Farralones with Sherman’s Lagoon creator and shark advocate Jim Toomey, to benefit sea stewards.

October 31st- Shark cruise and shark halloween fest!  On board costume party, island natual history cruise and sharkwatch; we are sure to see a shark- at least onboard!

November 14th and November 20th

Each Sharktoberfest cruise will be a natural history tour looking at whales, birds, and maybe a white shark!  With Sea Stewards Director David McGuire as onboard Naturalist discussing the Sanctuary, white sharks and shark conservation.  Boat leaves San Francisco.  To reserve a space go to San Francisco Bay Whale Watching – and put in the word seasteward-10 for a discount!

 Past Ocean Events

SHARKTOBER 2009  Friday October 1st,  Party begins at 6:00 PM SharktoberBEERfest in San Francisco at the RAMP in San Francisco.  Come for the beer, stay for the sharks.

Thursday October 14th  6:00 PM     SHARKLIFE!    Night life with Sharks at the California Academy of Sciences, including a Wired.com beer tasting!  Party with the Sharks & Live Fish.  Experience and enjoy the beauty of the ocean life  we are trying to protect at the Steinhart Aquarium.  New shark film preview with Dr. John McCosker and shark talk with renowned shark advocate Jonathan Kathrein.  A new exhibit, an animatronic shark and a shark hula with Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka La’akea among the activities.

Saturday October 16   10:00 AM Sharktober in the Sanctuary

An educational event with the Gulf of the Faralones National Marine Sanctuary

Blue Ocean Film Festival, August 26th- 28th

Let Sharks Live.  Ban the Fins.  Join the movement.  Sea Stewards will be tabling at the Blue Ocean Film Festival and will be screening two of our film productions.

Join Sea Stewards  at the Steinbeck Lobby, Monterey Convention Center,  Thursday, August 26 –Sunday, August 28 ; 9:00am– 4:00pm where we will have materials on shark conservation, shark fin soup, a video on finning and the petition to ban shark fins.

FILM SCREENINGS

Friday Night at 7 PM we will be attending the screening and  Q&A of Patagonia’s 180 South, where David was Captain and videographer aboard the SeaBear, sailing from Mexico to Cocos Isalnd, teh Galapagos and Rapa Nui.  Check our blog for a comment on the trip and the fining going on in those marine reserves.

Saturday at 10:30 Am we will be screening Protecting America’s Marine National Monuments with Dr. Sylvia Earle, a film on the new Marine Monuments of the Pacific.

Saturday August 7, 2010  San Francisco Aloha Festival

Sea Stewards at the largest gathering of Asian and Pacific Islanders at the San Francisco Aloha Festival at the Presidio Fairgrounds, San Francisco August 7th and 8th.

Thousands hung out, hung loose and learned about sharks.    Sharks are close to the heart and deep in the culture of island peoples.

We hope to bring this reverence to the mainland and follow in the footsteps of our Hawaiian brothers and sisters and pass a law to ban unsustainable shark fins in San Francisco and California.  Come by, say Aloha,  sign the petition and learn how you can help.    http://www.pica-org.org/AlohaFest/index.html

June 10th 6:30-10PM Nightlife at the California Academy of sciences.  Another opportunity to experience Ocean Voices with Visionary Sound Artist Halsey Bergund live in the Morrison Planetarium and the Plastics Century Installation with Sarah Kornduff.

Check our blog for an opening day review, slides and a video of the premiere event.

June 3rd, 6:30 – 10 PM  Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Jaques Cousteau at the California Academy of Sciences Nightlife.

Sea Stewards looks into the future of ocean plastics and has contributes ocean media to sound artist Halsey Bergund’s Ocean Voices  premiered June 3rd.

June 5th World Ocean Day for Sharks.

Celebrate the Ocean, Clean Up the Beach and Learn about Plastics and Sharks.

With honored guest San Francisco Senator Leland Yee, 8th District

Join Sea Stewards, Surfrider Foundation and the National Marine Sanctuary Supporters at the Sports Basement, Crissy Field San Francisco to celebrate the oceans and sharks.

Receive a 10% discount at the Sports Basement and a percentage of sales goes to the shark conservation program.

Sports Basement is an outlet sporting good and outdoor store located right across from the beautiful Crissy Field.  Sports Basement carries all the best brands at 10-60% off-top brands include: The North Face, Under Armour, Felt, Quicksilver, Asics, Nike and many, many more!  Other locations in San Francisco, Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek.

610 Old Mason St., The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
www.sportsbasement.com

The event starts with a Beach Clean up at Crissy Field at 3 PM. The biggest bag of plastic wins a prize at the event just across Mason Road.

The shark party begins at 5 PM including shark guests,  Acoustic Music by Mike D. & My Peoples formerly known as Kapakahi[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmtAtiIxddA[/youtube]

Libations with Sierra Nevada Ale!  Suggested donation $5 to support the Shark Sanctuary San Francisco Initiative.

Short Films including Plastric Bag by Raman  Bahranii, a whimsical look at the very serious life of a plastic bag, Narrated by Werner Herzog

PSAs on shark fin soup by WildAid

Shorts on Sharks: a video montage of sharks from nature to the plate.

Sea Stewards hosts The Cove  Director Louie Psihoyos and Activist Ric O’Barry at a special screening of this Academy Award winning documentary at the Theater 39 in San Francisco as part of the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Following the event we hosted a fundraiser at the Wipeout Bar and Grill withDVD signings, a discussion with the filmmakers and benefit for the Save Japan Dolphins effort.

Shark Films Saturday, Feb. 06, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Sea Stewards coordinated another block of shark films including a question & answer with Directors: Sean Aronson, Andy Casagrande and Kip Evans.
In Awe of the Shark (UK), Caroline Brett
The Great White Shark Song (US), Andy Brandy Casagrande, IV
Save Our Sharks (UK), Caroline Brett,
Whale Shark Island/Isla Holbox Kip Evans,
White Shark Café Sean Aronson,
Requiem Bryce Groark

Sustainability Discussion at Aquarium of the Bay: 12:15pm  Feb 6, 2010   Following the shark film program, Sea Stewards Director David McGuire is facilitating a panel discussion on ocean sustainability, from fishing to consumption.
The discussion will be held in the Farallons Room at the Aquarium of the Bay and will feature panelists including:
Casson Trenor, author, sustainability guru and consultant to Tataki Sushi & Sake Bar

Kenny Belov, owner of Fish. Restaurant and founder of Fish or Cut Bait, co- founder ” two x sea” seafood co.
Crystal Sanders, fisheries biologist and conservation coordinator for Aquarium of the Bay
Paul Johnson, author and owner of Monterey Fish Company
Christopher Chin, Executive Director and Founder of COARE (the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education)
The discussion is open to shark film program ticket holders, festival pass holders and festival attendees with an Aquarium voucher. Learn about ourSan Francisco Shark Sanctuary Initiative