THE CALL OF THE WILD SPEAKER SERIES RESUMES AT HOUSTON ZOO
OCTOBER 13, 2010 (Featuring Photographer Frans Lanting, and Videographer and Author Christine Eckstrom)
The Houston Zoo’s Call of the Wild Speaker Series resumes on October 13, 2010 with internationally renowned photographer Frans Lanting and videographer and author Christine Eckstrom.
With conservation and environmental issues becoming hot-button topics for debate across the world, the Houston Zoo’s Call of the Wild Speaker Series offers a forum for global conservation leaders to share their knowledge, concerns and plans for the future. Starting October 13, 2010, four unique lectures will be held at the Brown Education Center over the span of six months.
Enjoy an evening of scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, breathtaking photographs and first-hand stories from conservationists on the frontlines in the battle to help save the world’s wildlife. Proceeds of the Call of the Speaker Series benefit our local and global conservation initiatives at the Zoo. Seating is limited. Gates open at 6:30pm. Speaker event runs from 7:00pm-8:00pm.
About Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom
Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife and our relationship with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica, portraying wild creatures as ambassadors for the preservation of complete ecosystems. Lanting’s work has been commissioned frequently by National Geographic, where he served as a Photographer-in-Residence. His assignments have ranged from a first look at the fabled bonobos of the Congo Basin to a circumnavigation by sailboat of South Georgia Island in the subantartic.
Christine Eckstrom is a writer, editor, and videographer. The author of Forgotten Edens, Christine is a contributing author of numerous books published by National Geographic, where she worked as a staff writer for 15 years. For the past two decades she has worked with her husband and partner, Frans Lanting on field work from the Amazon to Mongolia. She collaborated with Frans to write and edit Life: A Journey through Time, and to realize The LIFE Project as a traveling exhibition, an interactive website, and a multimedia orchestral performance with music by Philip Glass.
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