San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Close Encounters of the Wild Kind - with John King, II
Explorer, photographer, author, and Chatham conservationist John King will share insights into his personal voyage of re-discovery of the coastal and ocean wildlife that spends time each year in the waters off Cape Cod. During this presentation, you will hear John’s stories and see photographs of unique encounters with the natural world principally at the top of the food chain.
This presentation will be held in the Patuxet Room of Plimoth Plantation's Visitor's Center. Registration for the event will be in front of the main doors for that room!
Presenter: John is an entrepreneur with a diverse resume who has strong ties to Chatham that span many generations. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, John spent more than seven years working as a commercial fisherman on vessels in Alaska. He relocated back to his roots in Chatham after concluding a twenty five year career in the bio-pharmaceutical business and has been active in various pursuits working to make a difference in the community. John is the Co-Founder of The Common Flat Project, a Cape Cod based conservation organization, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Coastal Studies and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. He also serves as an Adviser to the Roy and Diana Vagelos Life Sciences and Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. In recent years John, together with his wife Pam, have been pursuing a lifelong passion to experience and record the earth’s wild places and wild things through their photography. Their first book entitled: Wild Cape Cod, Free by Nature was published by Schiffer Publishing in 2012.
When & Where
Who We Are
Plimoth Plantation is a not-for-profit museum supported by admissions, contributions, grants and generous volunteers.
What We Do
Plimoth Plantation, less than an hour south of Boston and minutes from Cape Cod, is a living museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate that includes Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. Visit our Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company. Enjoy independent films at Plimoth Cinema.
Our guests' experience is at the heart of what we do. The setting, the staff and a compelling approach to history combine to provide a memorable visitor experience. We are successful when a satisfied visitor recommends us to family and friends.