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Based on the positive response to last year’s lecture series, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum in Sanibel has launched a list of speakers for 2022.

Taking place at the museum, the final talk in this year’s series will be:

– April 6 at 5:30 p.m.: “Paradise Considered: Photographs of Nature and Change in Southwest Florida” with News-Press photographer and multimedia journalist Andrew West

Southwest Florida’s nature is beautiful and unique in its ability to inspire dedication in residents, influence the economy and government, and attract millions of visitors from around the world. It is also constantly changing and increasingly threatened due to natural processes and anthropogenic factors. For more than 20 years, visual journalist Andrew West has documented the beauty, complexity and significant events of the region’s natural world as a photographer for The News-Press.

“Andrew will share some of his most compelling photographs of the Southwest Florida region; the stories behind the events, landscapes, wildlife and people that his images reflect; and how these stories play a role in the evolution of our built and natural environments,” said executive director Sam Ankerson.

The program is accompanied by a museum exhibition, “Red, Blue, Green: An Introduction to Water Quality in Southwest Florida”, which features West’s photographs and will be on display until June 10.

Cost is $10 or free for museum members; soft drinks, wine, beer and snacks are included.

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