Last Wild Places: Rewilding the Americas
November 22, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Join us for an online screening of two short films, Last Wild Places: American Prairie Reserve and Last Wild Places: Iberá National Park, to learn more about how conservationists are working to protect these threatened landscapes. Then stick around for an online discussion with the people behind the rebirth of these areas and the filmmakers who brought their incredible stories to life, moderated by Vanessa Serrao, the National Geographic Society’s executive producer for Impact Media.
Through the Lens: Living Lullabies
December 03, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Lullabies and stories are at the heart of children’s bedtimes around the globe. But what do these stories say about the societies in which they are told? National Geographic Explorer and photographer Hannah Reyes Morales aims to uncover how major global issues like conflict, migration, public health, and climate change affect and are reflected in the bedtime stories and
songs of children around the world. Her project, Living Lullabies, illuminates critical issues facing women and children by exploring families’ nighttime rituals. In a dynamic online event, Morales will discuss the inspiration behind her project, as well as her current findings. The presentation will be illustrated by Morales’s stunning photographs and punctuated by audio clips of lullabies from around the world captured during this assignment.