Happy Sharktober! This is the period when adult white sharks return to the west coast after a two thousand mile migration from the white shark cafe in the central Pacific. It is a period of maximum probability to see or encounter a white shark along the west coast California coast. It is also a time when Shark Stewards celebrates sharks and hosts Sharktoberfest celebrations in California and virtually, and motivates the public to embrace their importance and help protect endangered sharks and rays from extinction. Join us at one of our events, and download our new Shark Science Sheet to learn more about white sharks!
Join us on International Costal Cleanup Day September 18 in California
Each year, over 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans, entering the food chain from plankton to sharks. Join us cleaning the beaches and Bay, and learn about our intervention at the source of single use plastics.
All are welcome. Join us for a talk on white sharks and volunteer for a plastic free ocean, or start your own!
Shark Watch is a community science program collecting observations on wild sharks, shark encounters and shark catch using social media and direct reporting. See a shark or shark catch, kill or release from public piers and beaches. Scan the QR code, record an observation online and learn more about endangered sharks and rays with our free Shark Science Sheets!
September 18 Coastal Cleanup Day.Events in Southern California and San Francisco with our team.
October 10-31: Sharktober Sanctuary Wildlife Education AdventuresTickets. NOTE: These are not affiliated with the Earth Island Institute
September 25 Sharktoberfest at the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Shark science, education and fun on YouTube
September 28 Sharktober: Sharks of California, online lecture with the American Cetacean Society Sign up.
October 13 California Shark Watch Marin Scuba Club 7-9 PM Learn more
October 21 700 Sharks film and Sharktober event at Patagonia North Point with the International Ocean Film Festival
November 6, Run for Sharks, Run with Kids 1 Mile, and 5 Kilometer run and walk for sharks, and community health fair. Newport Dunes, Newport Beach. Join us virtually, walk run or volunteer. Sponsors welcome. Learn More.
With your support, we keep sharks swimming and the ocean healthy. Shark Stewards is a 4 star Charity Navigator, Platinum Ranked Guidestar ranked charity as a proud project of the Earth Island Institute.
We are seeking corporate sponsors and donations to support our online education series and community engagement program. Can you help?