Florida Conversations: Florida Wild: Hidden in Plain Sight
November, 2018




6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST



Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water St.

Tampa, FL 33602

Following in the footsteps of bears and panthers, author, photographer, conservationist, and National Geographic explorer Carlton Ward Jr. uses his photography to inspire conservation of Florida’s nature and culture.

Now embarking on his most important journey, Carlton aims to accelerate the rate of conservation in Florida. His current National Geographic project, Path of the Panther, focuses on one of world’s most elusive and endangered carnivores to show how the Florida panther can help us save the Corridor and keep the Everglades connected to the rest of America.

As founder of the Florida Wildlife Corridor project, Ward campaigns for public support to connect, protect and restore the statewide network of lands and waters that support Florida’s wildlife and people. He has trekked more than 2,000 miles through the corridor, producing the award-winning photography and books that illustrate the importance of giving wildlife room to roam.

Co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, Florida Conversations features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.

Florida Conversations is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information, contact the History Center at (813) 228-0097.