Shark tales and movies at Edge Theatre on Tuesday 23 July.

Richard Fitzpatrick rides a shark to work

Richard Fitzpatrick rides a shark to work

Next Tuesday, hands on environmental group Wild Mob will thrill the audience at the Edge Theatre in Southbank with close up and personal shark tales from Emmy-award winning filmmaker and shark researcher Richard Fitzpatrick.

The presentation will be part of Eco Expo13, a free event designed to give students and parents a taste of the careers available in environmental science and related areas.

Richard Fitzpatrick has worked on more than 50 films for the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel, including last year’s popular documentary series Great Barrier Reef.

wildmobEco Expo 2013 is being organised by environmental education charity Wild Mob in conjunction with the Smith Family Partnership Brokers, universities, TAFEs and other organisations.

“Lots of young people are passionate about the environment but they don’t always know how to pursue a career in this sector,” said Wild Mob spokesperson Lydia Gibson.

“Eco Expo gives people a chance to hear from a diverse range of industry professionals and learn about the different pathways to a career in this highly rewarding field.”

KEY EVENT INFO: Environment Careers and Opportunities (ECO) EXPO
Date: Friday July 23, 2013
Time: 10-2pm (Schools), 3-6pm (Students and Parents)
Venue: The Edge, Southbank, Brisbane
Cost: FREE