National Geographic Live

Tonight, 11 March, I’m going to attend National Geographic Live: Dangerous Encounters with herpetologist, Dr. Brady Barr, at the Mesa Arts Center. I only found out about the event this morning, but I was able to get a great ticket, which is good for me, but sort of sad that I was able to get a good ticket so close to the event. I’m going to blame it on the economy and the fact that it’s the middle of the week, and not a lack of interest in science.

Dr. Barr is the only person to have seen and captured all 23 species of crocodilians in the wild, including the “functionally extinct” Siamese crocodile. Imagine being given the task of finding and capturing an extinct animal!



Entertaining, funny, and educational. What more could you want?

Dr. Barr spoke and showed pictures and videos of his adventures for well over an hour, and then answered questions from the audience – including one of mine.

And there were a lot of people there. I guess the reason I got such a great seat is because I only needed one, rather than two or more together.

National Geographic Live will be back with another four events at the end of 2009. I’m definitely going to have to watch for any more great speakers like Dr. Barr!

One Response to “National Geographic Live”

  1. Hope you had a greyt time…..

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