MEET THE PRESENTERS
Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
Carl Bernstein is a Pulitzer Prize winning author, writing about national and international affairs for half a century in books, reporting and commentary that has revealed the hidden workings of government and politics around the world. His magazine articles have appeared in Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone and The New Republic. His most recent book “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom,” is a New York Times Bestseller. From 1999-2001, Bernstein served as editor and executive vice president of Voter.com, a pioneering website that Forbes named the best political site on the internet. He has worked as Washington bureau chief and correspondent for ABC News; and, while at the Washington Post, was also a part-time rock critic. Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked for 50 years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes — first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein and second in 2002 as the lead reporter for the Post’s coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or co-authored 22 national bestsellers – 16 went to #1 – including three #1 New York Times bestsellers on the Trump presidency: Fear (2018), Rage (2020) and Peril (2021). "
Butterfly World is the result of one man’s hobby gone wild. Born of Dutch immigrants, Ronald Boender grew up in Illinois and was always fascinated with butterflies. He moved to Florida in 1968, and after retiring, he decided to pursue his interest in butterflies. When he learned there was a market for “farmed” butterflies for sale to Universities and Zoos, Boender established MetaScience Co., a commercial butterfly farm, in 1984. Butterfly World opened in 1988, encompassing 3 acres of butterfly aviaries, botanical gardens, and the working butterfly farm and research center. Since then, the park has expanded to include two additional aviaries for tropical birds, an interactive lorikeet encounter, and a skilled aviculture care and research staff to support these endeavors. Boender and Butterfly World also established the North American “Bring Back the Butterflies” Campaign in 1988. It has become a phenomenon, resulting in thousands of new butterfly habitats. Working with scientists at the University of Florida, Butterfly World has been instrumental in saving the endangered Schaus Swallowtail, a species of butterfly that is reestablished in South Florida and may, one day soon, be taken off of the endangered species list.
Steinway artist, Robert Wyatt has performed throughout the United States and internationally. Featured on NPR and PBS broadcasts, Wyatt has also performed at the Kennedy Center, The Phillips Collection, the Library of Congress, Steinway Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York, and Boston’s Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts. He has been a lecture/recitalist for the Smithsonian Institution for thirty years and as a Smithsonian Scholar, Wyatt has presented musical programs under the sponsorship of the Ford Foundation. His book, "The George Gershwin Reader," was published by Oxford University Press in 2004.
Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, where she has worked since 2000. Dr. Wyneken’s focus is integrative biology, comparative anatomy, and functional morphology and she has studied sea turtles for over 30 years. Jeanette earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988. She is a member of the International Sea Turtle Society, the Society for Integrative Biology, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.