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Exploration & Discovery Archives - Changemaker Speaker Series
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Exploration & Discovery

Humpback whales_Monterey Bay_Photo by Frans Lanting
Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom_Zambia_Courtesy of Frans Lanting
Thu September 5, 2024
@ 7:00 pm
Frans Lanting – Photographer
Once decimated, California’s Monterey Bay is a now thriving example of biodiversity renewal and recovery and a success story of how damaged ecosystems can be restored when people care—and act—together.
Venue
Blackhawk Museum
Location
Danville, CA
Thu September 26, 2024
@ 7:00 pm
Chris Johns – Photographer
After a decade as Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic, Chris Johns understands what it takes to walk the fine line between celebrating the world’s wonders while addressing the worries that threaten to overwhelm us.
Venue
Blackhawk Museum
Location
Danville, CA
Thu October 17, 2024
@ 7:00 pm
Vincent J. Musi – Photographer
Join us for a night of humor and insight, as veteran Nat Geo Photographer Vincent J. Musi takes us through 30 years of documentary photography and inside the world of animal cognition—showing us that everything we learn about animals teaches us everything we don’t know about ourselves.
Venue
Blackhawk Museum
Location
Danville, CA
Fri October 25, 2024
@ 7:00 pm
Rick Smolan – Photojournalist
Rick’s National Geographic assignment to document a mysterious 26-year-old woman’s 1700-mile camel trek across the Australian Outback changed him, and her, and captured the imagination of the world.
Venue
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Location
Olympia, WA
Fri November 8, 2024
@ 7:30 pm
Albert Lin – Explorer
Scientist/Engineer Albert Lin has dedicated his life to uncovering the lost relics of our past—from the Mongolian plains to the Maya jungle—combining cutting-edge technology with vivid storytelling to piece together the forgotten fragments of our humanity.
Venue
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Location
Appleton, WI
Fri November 8, 2024
@ 8:00 pm
Jean Fruth – Sports Photographer
In a league of her own…as one of the few women to cover the Majors, Jean Fruth brings a fresh perspective to America’s favorite pastime.
Venue
Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA