January 2019 Conservation Icons: Dr. Wade Davis, The Wayfinders!
Davis is an internationally-recognized anthropologist, ethnobotanist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, filmmaker and photographer, and has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” His presentation, “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World,” will captivate and educate!
Davis is the author of 15 books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow, One River, and The Wayfinders. His many film credits include Light at the Edge of the World, an eight-hour documentary series produced for National Geographic. In 2009, he received the Gold Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for his contributions to anthropology and conservation, and he is the 2011 recipient of the Explorers Medal, the highest award of the Explorers Club, and the 2012 recipient of the Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration. His latest books are Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest and The Sacred Headwaters: the Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and the Nass.
Davis will be speaking at the Hofmann Theatre, Lesher Center for the Arts, at 6 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 5, 2019. VIP tickets now on sale! A VIP ticket includes a pre-event reception at Lesher where you can meet Wade Davis himself!
Dr. Davis is just one of six awe-inspiring speakers that are part of the 2018-19 Conservation Icons series that aims to educate, entertain and inspire change!
Lesher Center for the Arts
- (925) 943-SHOW
- 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, California, 94596, United States
- Saturday, January 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm