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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “wildlife”

PAST VOL 5

Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
Feb 12, 2011

PAST VOL 2

Derby @ QUAD
Jun 30, 2011

PAST VOL 6

Lake Ridge @ Occoquan Town Hall
Jun 18, 2011

PAST VOL 18

Miami @ Lester's
Oct 17, 2012

PAST VOL 7

Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Apr 23, 2013

PAST VOL 10

Hamptons @ Parrish Art Museum
Dec 12, 2014

PAST VOL 26

Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Feb 06, 2018

PAST VOL 10

Gwalior @ Jiwaji Club
Jul 28, 2018

PAST VOL 35

Wellington @ Hannah Playhouse
Sep 21, 2018

PAST VOL 2

Prescott
Sep 26, 2018

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You Have Elephants Where?!

BY ANDREW STEWART
@ VOL 20 ON JAN 31, 2014

Andrew Stewart studied zoology at the University of St. Andrews and worked in the safari industry in Botswana before moving to Maine. He is now the director of Hope Elephants which is a rehabilitation center for two retired elephants focusing on their joint issues. Hope Elephants is also developing education programs using elephant biology and conservation outreach and collaborations to help wild and captive elephant populations.

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Don't Expect to See Any Turtles

BY KEVIN SMITH
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 17, 2015

Kevin Smith speaks about the turtle monitoring programme in Broome, Western Australia.  As you will soon learn, there is a lot to learn about turtles without actually seeing them.  

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Choose Your Winter

BY KAIRI PAWLICK
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"Choose your winter, and love wherever it takes you."

Kairi Pawlick shares her story of leaving the chilly Edmonton winter for a trip south—way south—to Antarctica, offering a glimpse at the vast uninhabited land where nature, beauty, endurance and reflection meet.

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Helping Birds in The Big Sky

BY MIKAYLA SMITH
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Mikayla Smith shares the serendipitous story of how her curiosity of large birds led her to care for and rehabilitate injured or sick birds of prey at Montana Wild Wings.

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Discovering wildlife in the concrete jungle

BY CESAR VALERO
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

Cesar Valero was born in Cusco, the ancient capital city of the Inca's Empire, Peru and grew up surrounded by the Andes and the mysticism that characterises his home region. When he started doing bird watching in the capital Lima, he discovered the existence of hidden wildlife living in the city and was able with nature in the urban jungle. 

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Tales from the Countryside Rangers

BY SIMON WHITWORTH
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Simon Whitworth's presentation from the Aberdeen City PechaKucha event during British Science Week 2018 delves into the world of the Countryside Rangers and his patrol dog, Daisy.

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In the wild

BY NIC KERSHAW
@ VOL 3 ON APR 12, 2018

Nic Kershaw shares his experiences living amongst East Africa’s incredible wildlife and speaks on how conservation, community development and tourism can go hand in hand in protecting some of the planets most iconic yet vulnerable species.

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Perfection is the enemy of good - a creative journey

BY JULES FUNNELL
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Jules Funnel is a first time presenter and will be sharing with us her photographic journey and her photos

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Global Cities Week

What was this all about?It was a time to celebrate every PechaKucha city, globally. We thought that this year, as a global event, to bring all the PechaKucha cities, organizers, presenters and attendees together, we should focus attention on all of the amazing cities that make up the global PK community. Have you done anything like this before?For those who are new to PechaKucha Nights, this was our 3rd global event. Our first was for Haiti, and we built a school! The second was Inspire Japan, and our event and ongoing efforts have helped spark many projects. Why do it in February?February 20 is the anniversary of the very first PechaKucha Night, held in 2003. Doing it in February helps kickstart the PechaKucha year. So what actually happened during Global Cities Week? There were PechaKucha Nights where all the presentations focused on that city. Speakers included a variety of people, like a Mayor, a firefighter, a teacher, a city historian, schoolkids. They talked about what they think of their city, what are the best things about it, what makes them proud to live there? What great thing happens in that city that no one really knows about and should? How could you improve that city? Presentations were about the parks, the wildlife, the architecture, the manhole covers.

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Rare Species

Glen Chilton is a biologist in search of rare and falsely-presumed-extinct wildlife species.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Townsville Vol. 2) Glenn speaks of his travels, conquests, and travails in seeking these rare members of the animal (and sometimes plant) kingdom. 

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Matariki Pecha Kucha an inspired evening

Thanks to the many people who made the effort to attend our 18th Pecha Kucha Night at Orokonui Ecosanctuary on Saturday night. It was a chilly evening but we were thoroughly warmed by the inspiring stories of our presenters and the occasional plaintive cry from a nearby kiwi! WHO SAID WHAT? After introductions by MC Aaron Hawkins, the evening started with a look at the astronomy of Matariki by Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin who was a very enthusiastic speaker. Our second speaker Tahu Mackenzie, who works at the Ecosanctuary as an educator, was very excited about the wildlife there and especially their poo! Danielle Trilford from Oil Free Otago gave a chilling but inspiring talk about the harm deep sea drilling could do in our environment while environmental lawyer Alex Kruize looked to his future life in Calgary Canada. The first half closed with Professor Paul Tapsell sharing his experience of taonga and marae and how they make New Zealand unique.  Archaeologist Hannah Sadler kicked off the second half with a challenge about what constitutes indigenous archaeology, then local artist and craftsman Mike Fay shared his enthusiasm for creating creatures from wood, while ex-Night Club owner turned Reiki healer, Dion Blake Freeman challenged the audience to discover their real purpose in life. Painter Anya Sinclair shared her beautiful landscapes inspired by our local environment and more recently that of Rio de Janeiro. The night closed with Brendan Flack's momentous journey across Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa on an ocean going waka rounding off what was an entertaining and thought provoking evening.  One unique thing about the evening was the singing which often took place following a presentation when the whanau of a presenter sang a waiata in support of the presenter. The Puaka/Matariki Pecha Kucha Night gave us much to cherish and we look forward to bringing you two more inspiring Pecha Kucha events this year. THANKS TO Our presenters, Orokonui Ecosanctuary for hosting us, our MC Aaron Hawkins, Tania Turei, Tania Robinson and Jenny Chen, Richard Dingwall,  Josh Thomas, Antony Deaker, Pecha Kucha central in Tokyo and Pecha Kucha founders Klein Dytham Architecture. We would also like to thank our event sponsors: The Puaka Matariki Festival Creative Communities Scheme Dunedin City Council Emerson's Brewery   NEXT PECHA KUCHA NIGHT IN DUNEDIN... Pecha Kucha #19 will take place as part of the Otago University Students Association's Art Week. We look forward to collaborating with OUSA and bringing you a dozen or more inspired presenters to share their stories. Diary this date: Thursday 19 September Common Room University of Otago 7:00pm   MORE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT See our Facebook page for more images from the Puaka/Matariki Pecha Kucha Night.

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Creating a Sustainable Farm

Juicy mushrooms, honey-filled bee hives, and golden eggs. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Creating a Sustainable Farm" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1, agriculturalist Faith Reeves goes into depth on the techniques and practices necessary to run a successful, fruitful farm. Faith has taken what was once conventionally-farmed land and transformed it into a vivacious habitat for animal and plant life. Among her passions are interrupting waste streams, creating places for wildlife to thrive, and of course encouraging the diverse production of food for the Sky Factory Farm staff.

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

Did you know: the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure!  In our time of ever growing environmental awarenes to the degadation of coral reefs, David Wachefeld forgoes the controversial issues and instead focuses on the Great Barrier Reef's beauty, and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PKN Townsville Vol. 4 David speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

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Inside My Green Book

"...because I wanted to convey the joy of being in nature to people I see. And that's when I was introduced to photography."In Inside My Green Book from Chennai Vol. 8., an ambitious nature photographer and educator, K. Ramnath Chandrasekhar passionately shares a quest to connect us to the nature through photography. Hailing from rural India, and given a camera at a young age, he used photography as a means to better observe, understand, and appreciate his natural surroundings. Here he shares his experience of spending months at a time in the wilderness and how it informed his photography and appreciation of his home country. Lastly he touches on "backyard wildlife" a project he shares with school kids to keep them connected to nature.  

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vol.2: Aug 25 @ LLW Wildlife Centre

Great news, world -- we're set to deliver PechaKucha LLW on August 25 at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre (Koko Bean Cafe).  We're collaborating with their Thirsty Thursday event and really excited about the fun that we're sure to have.   Stay tuned for updates on the theme for vol.2 and a list of speakers!   Best, Jessica (for the PK Lilongwe Team)

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vol.2 theme: People At Their Best

So excited to share our theme for PKN LLW vol.2: People At Their Best Looking forward to seeing you at the Lilonwe Wildlife Centre on August 25 (exactly 4 weeks from today!) Jessica (for the PKN LLW Team)  

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1 week + 1 day until PKN LLW vol.2

Looking forward to seeing you all 1 week + 1 day from now: Thursday, August 25 @ the LLW Wildlife Centre

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City Focus: Kalispell

This weeks city focus is on Kalispell, Montana, the gorgeous valley with a secret key to Glacier National Park. Rich with Native American influence, Kalispell is directly translated in Salish to “flat land above the lake.” Kalispell is the home to beautiful wildlife, trails, and mountain ranges, all interwoven by strikingly blue lakes nestled between. The vast space of Kalispell is reflected among the open minds that are coming to speak at PechaKucha Night Kalispell Vol. 5. Hope to see you there!