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Susan McConnell, Professor of Biology at Stanford University, will explore our notions of wilderness and wild places through the lens of nature and wildlife photography. She’ll focus on two of her favorite species: African elephants and lions, whose numbers are diminishing due to poaching and conflict with local communities. The talk will include images from many continents. Susan argues that preserving biodiversity not only protects a wide range of extraordinary and beautiful creatures, but that it also has direct and immediate benefits to people, communities, human health, and well-being. This educational discussion will compliment Susan’s current photography exhibit, On the Shoulders of Giants, currently on view at The G2 Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public.

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  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM Arrival
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM Stories of Wilderness from Susan McConnell
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM Q&A Session
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM Meet & Greet

About the Exhibit

Susan McConnell: On the Shoulders of Giants illustrates the grandeur, power and beauty of land’s largest mammal, the African elephant. As a neuroscientist and Professor of Biology at Stanford University, Susan combines her expertise in animal behavior with her artistic eye to capture intimate family moments within the herd. Susan hopes to inspire empathy for these magnificent creatures as she believes emotion is a powerful tool in conservation. Susan McConnell: On the Shoulders of Giants will be on view through Saturday, August 5, 2017. The G2 Gallery is open daily from 10 AM – 6 PM.