On Friday, April 15 from 4-5 pm, Aquinas College will host environmental filmmaker Chris Palmer for the 15th annual Wege Foundation Speaker Series. His lecture, entitled Shooting in the Wild: Education, Ecology, and Ethics in Wildlife Films, will take place at Aquinas College’s Performing Arts Center.
Palmer’s filming adventures, made colorful by face-to-face encounters with Kodiak bears, sharks, whales and wolf packs, span over 25 years and involve production for prime-time television networks, including the Disney Channel, TBS Superstation, Animal Planet, Home and Garden Television, The Travel Channel, The Outdoor Life Network, and PBS. His IMAX films include Whales, Wolves, Dolphins, Bears, India: Kingdom of the Tiger, Coral Reef Adventure, and Grand Canyon Adventure.
Palmer serves as a full-time faculty member at American University and founder and director of AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking in the School of Communication. In 2009 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Media at the International Wildlife Film Festival.
The April 15 event, including stories and clips from some of Palmer’s films, is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, guests are invited to stay for refreshments and meet with Palmer, who will sign copies of his latest book, Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the animal Kingdom.
For more information about the Wege Foundation and view a clip of Chris Palmer, click here.