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2015 Call of The Wild Speaker Series

Conservation Forum – National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Special Venue: The Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston, TX 77004


$15 Members. $20 Non-members. All sales final.

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It takes just one to build an Ark. More than half of the world’s species are threatened with extinction, and National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to photograph every captive species on Earth for the Photo Ark. After nine years, thousands of species are on board so far. In this presentation of photos, videos, and amazing stories, go behind the scenes with Joel as he travels around Asia to photograph creatures unlike any you’ve seen before. Things can go wrong—and often do—but getting up close and personal is what it’s all about. From hilarious to poignant, you’ll get the inside scoop on your favorite Asian species like pandas, tigers, elephants, and other animals that are on the brink of extinction. There’s never been a better time to save the world, and as Joel says, “When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”


About Joel Sartore
Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Joel’s focus is documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He has written several books including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky. In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Joel has contributed to Audobon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and numerous book projects.

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Asia Society Texas Center is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.

Dr. Arnaud Desbiez, Giant Armadillo Researcher

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., speaker begins at 7 p.m.
Brown Education Center at the Houston Zoo

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Ever heard of a Giant Armadillo? Come and hear about what is being done to save this incredible species from extinction. More information to come!

Speaker Events Sponsored By

The Tapeats Fund
Questions about the Call of the Wild Speaker Series? Email conservation@houstonzoo.org