The National Geographic Live Speaker Series kicks off with Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice on Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Amoss Center at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.
The evening features underwater photographer David Doubilet, who has spent nearly half his life in the sea and photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic magazine, and aquatic biologist and photojournalist Jennifer Hayes, his wife and underwater partner, who will share their travels to various bodies of water around the world that are now under threat due to global climate change and overfishing.
A reception with the speakers takes place in Darlington Hall from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Tickets to the reception and premier seating at the lecture are $40 per person. Premier seating is $30 per person; orchestra seating, $20; terrace, $15; and Harford Community College students and youth aged 17 and under, $10. For more information or to buy tickets, visit liveatharfordcc.com or call 443-412-2211.
Harford County Public Library and Harford Community College Student Services are sponsors of the National Geographic Live Speaker Series. Towson University is the reception sponsor.
The next National Geographic Live Speaker Series event takes place Thursday, April 7, and features paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim, who will present Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous.
National Geographic Live is part of Live! at Harford Community College, a new, interactive resource that provides info about all cultural and community events in one location. Visit liveatharfordcc.com for more information.
National Geographic Live is the live events division of the National Geographic Society, a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live‘s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live events are held in 32 cities around the world, including New York, Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration on stage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. In 2014, National Geographic Live events were attended by over 150,000 people. For more information, visit nglive.org.