The Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches
Invites You to a
Harvard Powerhouse Speaker Event
Crocker Snow, Jr. '61
"Where Threatened Species Rule!"
The presentation will be in-person and also broadcast on Zoom for those who cannot or prefer not to gather in person.
Tuesday, April 4
Tideline Ocean Resort
2842 South Ocean Blvd | Palm Beach | 33480
This powerhouse speaker event is FREE to Members of the Club*. Members will need to cover the cost of cocktails and/or dinner themselves. The cost to non-Member Alumni will be $15.00.
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND IN-PERSON OR VIA ZOOM
If you have any difficulty registering online, please contact the Club Administrator at HarvardClub.PB@gmail.com or 954-914-3148.
Crocker Snow, Jr., an award-winning foreign correspondent, and Harvard College alum, inherited half of Muskeget, a 250-acre island halfway between Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. He has been watching and recording its environmental changes since he was a boy. The 1972 Marine Mammals Protection Act protected the island’s endangered grey seals; now they blanket the island. Meanwhile, the area is experiencing a growing presence of great white sharks and a diminution of striped bass.
Snow chronicled these environmental changes in a book, Muskeget: Raw, Restless, Relentless Island. The primary objective of the 1972 Act was “to maintain the health and stability of the marine ecosystem.” Obviously, the outcome at Muskeget was contrary to this goal. Crocker will discuss whether it could have been avoided and what can be done at present.
To learn more:
- Watch this video on "Unintended Consequences" https://vimeo.com/289340504
- Read The Vineyard Gazette's article "Muskeget Island: A Bellwether for Changing Ecosystems" https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2022/03/07/muskeget-island-bellwether-changing-ecosystems
- Read The Martha's Vineyard Times article "Talk on Muskeget and Nantucket with Crocker Snow" https://www.mvtimes.com/2020/01/15/talk-muskeget-nantucket-crocker-snow/
The Club encourages you to support local businesses when purchasing books.
Muskeget: Raw, Restless, Relentless https://www.nantucketbookpartners.com/product/muskeget-crocker-snow-jr-new-revised
Nantaska: The Minnow and the Whale https://www.nantucketbookpartners.com/product/nantaska-minnow-and-whale-crocker-snow-jr
Consider beginning your evening at 6:00 pm with cocktails and networking at the bar prior to the presentation (cash bar)!
Or, before or after the event, enjoy dinner at Brandon's Palm Beach located inside the Tideline (optional but recommended). For reservations, please contact the Club Administrator at HarvardClub.PB@gmail.com or 954-914-3148.
Members of the Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches: FREE!
Members of the Harvard Club of Broward County: FREE!
Non-Members: $15.00 per person
5:00- 6:55 pm Gathering for networking cocktails by the bar (cash bar)
7:00 pm Harvard Head Polo Coach Crocker Snow, Jr. Presentation
7:30 pm Dinner (optional; recommended; at your own cost)
Please contact the Club Administrator to make dinner reservations.
Not a member?
Join the Harvard Club of Broward County today and enjoy the powerhouse speaker event for FREE!
Contact the Club Administrator, Tricia Wansor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-914-3148