Education

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Offers Free Educational Videos and Live Facebook Instruction During COVID-19 Crisis

More than 25 videos to choose from on sharks, billfish, groupers, lionfish, iguanas and more

To help families stay engaged, entertained and educated while they spend time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey and his daughter Jessica, project manager for the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF), have introduced more than 25 free educational videos at GuyHarvey.com as well as live marine-inspired art instruction sessions for all ages on Facebook Live from Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. (EST), beginning March 30 when Dr. Harvey shares his art techniques and what inspires him and answers questions from viewers.

The collection of short videos available online, known as Jessica Harvey’s Expedition Notebook, follow the father-daughter team as they travel the world to study and document the largest predators and most exotic wildlife in the sea and on land. There are exciting, fun and fascinating videos that give an up close and personal look at such sea creatures as the white shark, white marlin, shortfin mako shark, barracuda, oceanic whitetop shark, grouper, stingray and great hammerhead shark, among others. Shot in beautiful, natural habitats, the videos detail the life of these creatures, many of which are endangered. Viewers will learn more about what they are and where and how they live.

“As we spend more time at home during this difficult time, these videos can provide terrific educational moments for families,” said Dr. Harvey. “From an early age, we can nurture a love of the sea, marine science and marine life. As they better understand the habits and habitats of marine wildlife, we can foster the next generation of ocean conservationists,” said Dr. Harvey.

To view the videos, documentaries and additional educational resources visit guyharvey.com/pages/ghof-education.

About Guy Harvey: Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, explorer and entrepreneur, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints. For more information, please visit www.guyharvey.com.

About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation: The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem. www.GHOF.org