Doors open: 7:00PM
Pre-meeting Presentation: Photo Sharing Sites by Brad Brown
Minicomp Subject: Creative; Anything goes! Have fun. Digital editing is allowed and encouraged!
FEATURE PRESENTER (starts at 8PM): Lynn Funkhouser
THE PHILIPPINES - More Critters, More Fun, Less Hassle.
Lynn will share photos from four of her favorite areas of the Philippines.
- Tubbataha - the 1st UNESCO World Heritage Marine Park Site with huge schools of fish, turtles, sharks, mantas, etc..
- Dumaguete - where you can dive Apo Island which is the model marine sanctuary to the world as well as the inspiration for the $49 million Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium
- Anilao - a hotbed of evolution & the model for the Philippine exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences;
- Puerto Galera which was a port to the Spanish Galleons in the 1400's and is now a diving mecca.
Lynn Funkhouser was inducted into the inaugural Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF). She is an internationally published photographer, author, lecturer, environmentalist, adventuress, and leader in dive travel. She specializes in underwater, nature, travel, and environmental images.
In 2008, Lynn was inducted into the Society of Women Geographers. SWG members are women who love adventure and have added to the world's knowledge. Members include Amelia Earhart, Eugenie Clark,
Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, and Pearl Buck.
She has been diving & photographing in the Philippines for two-months each year since 1976, and has visited and dived over 250 islands. Lynn was a consultant to the John G. Shedd Aquarium of Chicago's spectacular Wild Reef exhibit, a $49 million, 15,000 new sq. ft., eight-years in the planning, permanent exhibit on Apo Island in the
Philippines. Visit Lynn's website www.lynnfunkhouser.com for more information on Lynn and her travels to the Philippines.
As an environmentalist, Lynn is committed to making a difference on this planet through her images and lectures.
For more information on Lynn Funkhouser visit her website at: http://www.lynnfunkhouser.com/