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Great White Gala


Great White Gala

Welcome to our 4th Annual Great White Gala 

July 25, 2019

6:30pm - 10:00pm

Wychmere Beach Club

Harwich Port, MA


Enjoy an evening on Nantucket Sound at the beautiful Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port in support of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

Attendees will enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, silent and live auctions, and great music to dance the night away.

Your support plays a critical role in the continued efforts by AWSC to serve our local community by fulfilling all areas of our mission; scientific research, education and public safety. With more than 200 people in attendance in 2018, over $100,000 was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and auctions. We can exceed that level this year with your support! 


Cover image by JJ King





Atlantic White Shark Conservancy


In 2018, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) funded the completion of field work for a first-of its-kind white shark population study. The research team conducted 179 vessel trips, 74 aerial surveys, tagged 100 sharks, and identified over 350 individuals. Data collected over the last five years will be analyzed to determine a population estimate to be used for species management and public safety initiatives. 

Furthermore, AWSC's outreach programs have impacted over 35,000 children and adults through educational science-based exhibits at our Shark Center, Gills Club newsletters and events, hands-on learning opportunities at our summer program, and public lectures on shark research and conservation.

It is now more critical than ever to raise awareness through education and expand research to better understand increased shark activity and inform shark safety strategies.


Artwork above by Lillian Peck






"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." -Baba Dioum