Rainforest Expedition Storytelling with NatGeo Explorer Peter Houlihan
Photo credit: Filipe DeAndrade
Patagonia Atlanta & Trees Atlanta present an evening with Peter Houlihan at Patagonia’s Atlanta location. A Patagonia Gear Tester and National Geographic Explorer, Peter is first and foremost a conservation scientist who specializes in planning and leading scientific expeditions into some of the world’s least studied rainforests for conservation. Trees Atlanta will begin the talk with a quick update on the state of Atlanta’s tree canopy. Then hear about some of Peter’s adventures exploring the rainforest canopy with free snacks & drinks.
Students and teachers who show their academic ID’s receive 20% purchases for the night.
No RSVP Required.
More about Peter Houlihan: Peter Houlihan is a tropical conservation scientist and photographer. A National Geographic Explorer and Fellow of the Explorers Club, Houlihan specializes in planning and leading scientific expeditions into some of the world’s least studied rainforests for conservation. In the past 15 years, Peter has led more than 30 extensive expeditions into rainforests across four continents and more than 20 countries. As a photographer, videographer, and producer, Peter fuses science and media to inform broad international audiences about our planet. Peter is Head of Science and a Producer for a new foundation called the Center for American Wildlife and Science (CAWS). His photography is represented by National Geographic Creative and he is an Affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Peter has also been featured on camera with Sir David Attenborough for a series on the BBC about the evolution of flight and in a documentary on butterflies for PBS. Peter Directs a community-based conservation NGO in Borneo called BRINCC, which he co-founded in 2009, he has worked as a visiting scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama since 2010, and has served as Secretary for the Society for Conservation Biology’s Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee since 2013. He also field tests gear for Patagonia. Peter is passionate about engaging and working with communities where he works, sharing his scientific results, and inspiring others to have a greater understanding of our natural world; to communicate these messages, Peter speaks Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia and Melayu, KiSwahili, and is learning Malagasy. An avid tree climber, Peter first learned the ropes in order to conduct his research on orchids in the rainforest canopy, opening a whole new world of exploration. Taking these endeavors to new heights, he is now developing a book with Patagonia featuring his tree climbing experiences around the world.”