The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education at NYU and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) will host a speaker series celebrating biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – from Asian elephants to ocean creatures. The talks will take place on Friday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education at NYU and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) will host a speaker series celebrating biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth – from Asian elephants to ocean creatures. The talks will take place on Friday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 5 Washington Place, Room 101 (between Broadway and Mercer Street).
The speaker series is part of the 2015 Biodiversity Conference and Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, and gives the filmmakers and scientists featured in the films a venue to discuss their experience with the public.
- Elam Stoltzfus, Emmy Award winning film producer and cinematographer, and Nic Stoltzfus, photographer and writer, who will present “Journeys across Florida’s Biodiversity”
- Reina-Marie Loader, filmmaker, lecturer at University of Vienna, and researcher at University of Pretoria, who will present “Reflections of a Filmmaker: Rhino Conservation in South Africa”
- Rick Rosenthal, four-time Emmy Award winning wildlife cameraman and marine biologist, who will present “Bio Hot Spots in the Open Ocean”
- Sumesh Lekhi, producer, writer, and director, who will present “Asian Elephant Conservation and the Biodiversity of the North Eastern Jungles of India”
- Samir Jung Thapa, producer and director, who will present “Filming Snow Leopards in the Himalaya of Nepal”
- Boanna Owens, conservation biologist at the Jane Goodall Institute and Fernan-Van Gorilla Project, who will present “Integration of Diversity into Chimpanzee Habitat in Uganda and Gombe National Park, Tanzania”
For more information on the schedule of events, visit the 2015 Biodiversity Conference website.
The Oct. 23 talks are free for NYU students, staff, and faculty with an NYU ID. Tickets for the general public are $10 per conference session or $100 for the three-day 2015 Biodiversity Conference. Reporters interested in attending the Oct. 23 talks must RSVP to Rachel Harrison, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at 212-998-6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education was established in 2000 in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development to promote environmental literacy and sustainability by working with educators in K-12 classroom settings, graduate students, and faculty in colleges and universities.
The mission of the WCFF is to engage, inform, and inspire people on the importance of preserving global biodiversity. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival does so through annual film festival and biodiversity conference in New York, year-round film screenings in NYC and other cities, field trips, receptions, and workshops. For more information contact: 917-558-5205 or email@example.com.
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