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Episode 2 of Adventure and Wildlife – Hosted by the Shark Brothers is Available Online
4/20/2017
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Episode 2 of Adventure and Wildlife – Hosted by the Shark Brothers is Available Online

Episode 2 of the Online Series Highlights Standup Paddle Boarding, Stump Pass Beach State Park
and Lemon Bay High School’s Marine Science Program.


PUNTA GORDA/ENGLEWOOD BEACH, FLA. (April 20, 2017) – Today, Episode 2 of the online series Adventure and Wildlife – Hosted by the Shark Brothers, debuted at Lemon Bay High School in Englewood. The school’s marine science program, led by instructor Mia Conlon along with several students, is featured in the 15-minute video. The original series, hosted and produced by Sean Paxton and Brooks Paxton II, otherwise known as the Shark Brothers, is a component of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau marketing program. The series invites those interested in exploring Florida’s wild outdoors, nature-based activities and soft-adventure to visit the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast in Southwest Florida. The video can be viewed online at AdventureAndWildlife.com.

“We are thrilled to have debuted Episode 2 of Adventure and Wildlife – Hosted by the Shark Brothers at Lemon Bay High School because the school’s marine science program featured in the episode is in line with our brand of promoting and protecting Charlotte County’s natural product so 50 years from now, future generations can enjoy what their ancestors enjoyed,” said Lorah Steiner, Director of Tourism for the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau.

In addition to a behind-the-scenes tour of Lemon Bay High School’s marine science program, Episode 2 features recreational stand-up paddle boarding and a hike through Stump Pass Beach State Park. Paige Bakhaus of Hooked on SUP Paddlesports and Chad Lach, a Florida State Park Manager, are also featured in the episode. Additional episodes of Adventure and Wildlife – Hosted by the Shark Brothers will be released at later dates featuring topics such as sea turtle nesting, wildlife care and rehabilitation, and the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities the area offers.

Users are encouraged to share the videos on social media and use the hashtags #bestsideoutside, #ecologinomical, #thesharkbrothers and #adventureandwildlife

Each year, the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau conducts marketing, sales and promotional campaigns to increase awareness of and visitation to Charlotte County. In addition to generating economic contributions, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach VCB is also focused on developing ecotourism and soft adventure travel. These popular low-impact industries enable the county to preserve the invaluable natural resources that contribute to its ecological and economic health, while distinguishing the area and drawing visitors. During calendar year 2016, Charlotte County welcomed an estimated 406,700 visitors and tourism generated an estimated $362,277,100in direct expenditures and made an estimated $552 million economic impact in Charlotte County.

Dropbox link to images of The Shark Brothers and production shots:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p7sm4kq4v0ohs59/AADsvdY6QojLJfperkrtRplYa?dl=0  

ABOUT THE SHARK BROTHERS
As multimedia content producers and presenters, Sean and Brooks Paxton, also known as the Shark Brothers, draw on over a half-century of combined entertainment and outdoor industry experience to deliver on the visionary goals of their clients and collaborators. Content formats they produce include commercial and cause marketing spots, full-length documentaries and series, live broadcasts from underwater marine and remote terrestrial locations, and large-scale public events. Their work, on both sides of the camera, has been seen on the Discovery Channel, NatGeo Wild, NBC, PBS, the Weather Channel and via numerous online distribution channels.

The brothers enjoy sharing their experience and knowledge through community outreach while backing causes they consider close to home including sustainable use and enjoyment of natural resources, education, youth engagement with nature, and the support of our active duty military, veterans and first responders. Learn more about Sean and Brooks Paxton at TheSharkBrothers.com.


ABOUT PUNTA GORDA / ENGLEWOOD BEACH
Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Punta Gorda /Englewood Beach is a charming collection of nine coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, the area offers a pristine unspoiled beauty. In 2014, Port Charlotte was named the top “U.S. Best Value Destination” by Trivago (the world’s largest online hotel search site), and the Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, was voted “Best Spring Training Facility” by readers of USA TODAY. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach has been named one of SAIL magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” Englewood was named second of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.com. The area is served by five airports: The Punta Gorda Airport (PDG) with private and charter air service, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, (RSW), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA). For more information on visiting Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach visit http://PureFlorida.com or call1-800-652-6090.
 
CONTACTS:

Jennifer Huber, Tourism Public Relations Manager
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau
(941) 743-1900
Jennifer.Huber@CharlotteCountyFL.gov

Lorah Steiner, Director of Tourism
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau
(941) 743-1900
lorah.steiner@CharlotteCountyFL.gov

 

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