Miami Science Museum hosts free Wild Evening with Conservationists 1/11/12

Miami Science Museum hosts free “Wild Evening” with Conservationists
Wednesday, January 11TH, 6:30 PM
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129

Attire: Casually Elegant
RSVP: Ruth Robinson, 305 646-4249 or rrobinson@miamisci.org
Cost: Free; 21 and older

Miami Science Museum brings you a Wild Evening as we explore the wonders of nature through conservation, taking a journey through Wild Carpathia followed by a BEARTREK adventure with two of the world’s leading nature conservationists. The evening kicks off with Paul Lister, Founder of The European Nature Trust, showcasing excerpts from his stunning documentary highlighting Romania’s beautiful yet deeply threatened landscapes and cultural heritage. Then join Chris Morgan, ecologist, bear specialist and television host for PBS Nature, National Geographic and BBC, as BEARTREK follows Chris’s global adventure to fund and film critical bear conservation projects in Alaska, Peru, Borneo and the Arctic.

About Paul Lister
After 20 years in the furniture business Paul founded and endowed The European Nature Trust In 2001 and in 2003 purchased Alladale, a 23,000 acre traditional Highland sporting estate, with a view to transforming it into a Wilderness Reserve with a focus on the restoration of native flora and fauna. The European Nature Trust (TENT) helps protect and restore wilderness areas in Europe, whilst encouraging rural communities to benefit via youth education, tourism and local industry. The Foundation’s work is currently focused on two European extremes; first the Scottish Highlands; and secondly the relatively unknown Romanian Carpathians, often referred to as Europe’s Yellowstone or Amazon rainforest.

About Chris Morgan
Ecologist Chris Morgan is no stranger to adventure. Over the last 20 years he has worked as a wildlife researcher, wilderness guide, and environmental educator on every continent where bears exist. Chris is the featured character, host and narrator in the PBS NATURE special that he helped to create, ‘Bears of the Last Frontier’. As one of the most gregarious, personable, and good hearted larger-than-life scientists you’ll ever meet, his on-camera appearances which include being featured on David Letterman have brought him incredible opportunities to promote the value of conservation for us all. In 2003, the Environmental Education Association of Washington honored Chris as Outstanding Environmental Educator of the year. In 2008 his contributions to grizzly bear conservation in the USA were honored with an award from the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, a government panel responsible for recovery of the great bear.

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