Happy National Oyster Day! On this celebratory occasion, find out the journey two million baby oysters take from maternity ward to the plate at Blue Island Shellfish Farms….with a Naked Cowboy in between! Blue Island Shellfish CEO Chris Quartuccio gave ‘ShellShocked’ director Emily Driscoll a tour of the hatchery.

Happy National Oyster Day! On this celebratory occasion, find out the journey two million baby oysters take from maternity ward to the plate at Blue Island Shellfish Farms….with a Naked Cowboy in between! Blue Island Shellfish CEO Chris Quartuccio gave ‘ShellShocked’ director Emily Driscoll a tour of the hatchery.

Great ShellShocked screening and Q&A today at EcoFestival in Brooklyn- over 100 students in attendance! Plus live oysters!

Great ShellShocked screening and Q&A today at EcoFestival in Brooklyn- over 100 students in attendance! Plus live oysters!

SHELLSHOCKED screening and discussion with Anamarija Frankic at Nantucket Atheneum, April 10, 2013

SHELLSHOCKED screening and discussion with Anamarija Frankic at Nantucket Atheneum, April 10, 2013

"What does it mean to be a 21st Century Naturalist" 
American Museum of Natural History is presenting a special conversation about the role of wilderness in American culture and identity. From Theodore Roosevelt stating ”There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” (1912) to today’s diverse views about wildlife, climate change and the use of natural resources, there’s no better time to understand America’s history and goals with regard to wilderness and how they apply today. 
Tom Brokaw will moderate a panel discussion with Douglas Brinkley, Lisa Graumlich, Michael Novacek and Rick Ridgeway on April 9, 2012 at the American Museum of Natural History. 
For more information, visit AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. 

"What does it mean to be a 21st Century Naturalist" 

American Museum of Natural History is presenting a special conversation about the role of wilderness in American culture and identity. From Theodore Roosevelt stating ”There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country.” (1912) to today’s diverse views about wildlife, climate change and the use of natural resources, there’s no better time to understand America’s history and goals with regard to wilderness and how they apply today. 

Tom Brokaw will moderate a panel discussion with Douglas Brinkley, Lisa Graumlich, Michael Novacek and Rick Ridgeway on April 9, 2012 at the American Museum of Natural History. 

For more information, visit AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Almost 150 seats filled at the SHELLSHOCKED screening at American Museum of Natural History! 

The SHELLSHOCKED Screening at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City took place on March 10, 2013 and featured a performance by Bob Wright and Harbortown, whose songs from the album 'Oyster Aristocracy' are featured in the film!
Filmmaker Emily Driscoll and the Harbor School’s Pete Malinowski and student Joy Junious participated in a Q&A after the screening. 

Almost 150 seats filled at the SHELLSHOCKED screening at American Museum of Natural History! 

The SHELLSHOCKED Screening at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City took place on March 10, 2013 and featured a performance by Bob Wright and Harbortown, whose songs from the album 'Oyster Aristocracy' are featured in the film!

Filmmaker Emily Driscoll and the Harbor School’s Pete Malinowski and student Joy Junious participated in a Q&A after the screening. 

SHELLSHOCKED Star and Environmental Artist  is unveiling her new sculpture tonight in Soho. La Boheme: A Portrait of our Oceans in Peril, Series II (2013) was inspired by her trip to collect plankton off the Coast of Chile. 

SHELLSHOCKED Star and Environmental Artist Mara Haseltine is unveiling her new sculpture tonight in Soho. La Boheme: A Portrait of our Oceans in Peril, Series II (2013) was inspired by her trip to collect plankton off the Coast of Chile. 

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Talented and environmentally conscious bluegrass musician and historian Bob Wright performs music about the old oyster industry (and much more) in NY with his band Harbortown! Three of his songs are featured in SHELLSHOCKED, and they truly bring the oyster history stories to life.

Here he explains - on WPRB 103.3 - how he began blending his passions to create unique, multidimensional, historically accurate and unforgettable songs!

Listen to songs from Bob Wright and Harbortown’s album OYSTER ARISTOCRACY!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Heart-shaped oyster found in a Glasgow restaurant!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Heart-shaped oyster found in a Glasgow restaurant!

SHELLSHOCKED dinner with director Emily Driscoll (2nd from right), NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Meredith Comi (not pictured) and Environmental Artist Mara Haseltine (back right) at Mediterra Restaurant after Princeton Environmental Film Festival screening!

Thank You Princeton Environmental Film Festival (PEFF) and Mediterra Restaurant and Bar for welcoming back SHELLSHOCKED one year after its premiere at the fest. It was a truly spectacular evening, with a screening and discussion…Then 40 oyster enthusiasts enjoyed a 3-course oyster dinner and further discussion Mediterra!

Wild oyster found by the North Brooklyn Boat Club near Newtown Creek (Superfund Site) in NY Harbor.

Wild oyster found by the North Brooklyn Boat Club near Newtown Creek (Superfund Site) in NY Harbor.