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Friends of the Baxter County Library to host virtual interview with ‘Chasing Coral’s’ Zack Rago

The Donald W. Reynolds Library will host a screening of the documentary Chasing Coral, then visit with the film’s director Zack Rago at 5:30pm as a part of the Libraries Oceans of Possibilities series.

Between 2014-2017, Chasing Coral captured the most severe bleaching event in recorded history, during which 75% of corals suffered or died from heat stress brought on by climate change.   This film is the product of 500+ hours of underwater footage, coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries, and support from more than 500 people in various locations worldwide. 

Zack Rago’s passion for the ocean began in the Hawaiian Islands, where he spent many childhood summers under the waves of the Pacific.  His infatuation with coral led to a position at a local aquarium shop for four years before bringing his passion to the screen.  As a talented reed aquarist and long-time scuba diver, Zack believes that experience is the best teacher.  Through hands-on research opportunities and experiencing the underwater world, Zack truly believes that we can cultivate a generation of educated, empowered, and inspired ocean stewards.

The Baxter County Library’s Oceans of Possibilities Summer Programs bring a wave of different activities to the Donald W. Reynolds Library for people of all ages.   Grown-ups can enjoy great programs like the Indoor Summer Concerts, the Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and Book Clubs.  There are Story Times, classes, movies, and much more for kids. To learn more about the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Programs, visit or pick up a Program Guide today.  Space is limited for some activities so register today at beginning June 4.

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