The Shark Riddle is the winner of Best Children's Program at all three major wildlife film festivals in the U.S. (BLUE Ocean, International Wildlife Film and Jackson Hole Wildlife).

what is the program about?

Based around the award-winning wildlife film, The Shark Riddle, this performance is a shark-filled, fun-filled look at big sharks, small sharks and the behind-the-scenes process of making a film! 

From Story to Screen

Storyboard example from The Shark Riddle, as Robert Sams chisels a shark tooth from a rock.

Storyboard example from The Shark Riddle, as Robert Sams chisels a shark tooth from a rock.

  • Shark Research: What inspired Laura and Robert to make a movie about sharks, and how did they learn about sharks? How big is a shark? Play our game 'Big or Small' to find out! Do you know what makes a shark a shark? Play our game 'Are You A Shark' and find out!
  • Writing/Editing: Laura and Robert wrote a screenplay for the movie, but what did that look like, and how did the story change between their beginning ideas to the final draft? 
  • Visual Storyboards: Movies often start out as storyboards, which look like a comic book. Compare the storyboards with the final movie to see what changed!
Laura and Robert Sams sing the Great White Shark Song

Laura and Robert Sams sing the Great White Shark Song

The Great White Shark Song

Join Robert and Laura to sing their incredibly catchy Great White Shark Song from the movie The Shark Riddle! Also hear Robert tell behind the scenes stories about how he filmed the sea lions and seals in the song.

A GIANT, LIFE-SIZED INFLATABLE BASKING SHARK

That's right folks, a giant shark could swim right into your school, library or special event! Sisbro has a one-of-a-kind inflatable basking shark that is 23 feet long. Basking sharks are the second biggest shark in the ocean, and they are peaceful creatures that eat tiny plankton. You could feel what it is like to stand next to a true giant of the sea!