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Kauffman Center National Geographic Live Student Matinees

This National Geographic Live series has included some of the Kauffman Center’s most popular programs in the past five years, and every year, they make these presentations available exclusively for students and schools through the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors program. At these presentations, wildlife photographers, environmentalists, and scientists from all over the world share their experiences with beautiful images and inspiring messages for students. Details about each presentation are below, and if you are interested in reserving seats, just fill out the Kauffman Center’s ticket form, and they will follow-up with more information.

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Charlie Hamilton James presenting I Bought a Rainforest

·Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at 10:30am

·Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 10:30am

All Tickets: $2
Length: Approximately 1 hour
Themes: current events, biodiversity, ecosystems, geography
Suggested grades: 5-12

Discover what it’s like to live in—not just visit—two of the world’s great wildlife parks. Charlie Hamilton James has been shooting in Peru’s Manú National Park—the most biodiverse place on Earth—for more than two decades. More recently, James has been living in Yellowstone, America’s original wildlife park, in preparation for the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service. For a forthcoming National Geographic story, he has gone beyond the park’s boundaries, investigating the larger ecosystem that Yellowstone supports. Join this critically acclaimed photojournalist as he recounts his unlikely journey from the Peruvian rain forest to the mountain landscapes of Yellowstone.

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Anand Varma presenting Beauty and the Bizarre

·Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 10:30am

All Tickets: $2
Length: Approximately 1 hour
Themes: biology, biodiversity, photography
Suggested Grades: 5-8

When Anand Varma takes a photograph of a parasitic wasp consuming a caterpillar from the inside, he doesn’t want to you to be disgusted—he wants you to be amazed! He’s devoted years of his life to perfecting his techniques to create dramatic, bizarre—and beautiful—images of the miniature world around us. In these unique images, he reveals the secret life cycle of the honeybee, captures the lightning-fast behaviors of hummingbirds, and offers students a rare and astonishing glimpse at our world’s small wonders.

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