Red Wolf Resilience, Story of The American Red Wolf – Virtual Film Screening and Talk

Red Wolf Resilience, Story of The American Red Wolf – Virtual Film Screening and Talk

Over the past year, filmmakers Justin Grubb and Alex Goetz have been working with Conservation Centers for Species Survival, the Endangered Wolf Center, US Fish and Wildlife and a host of other institutions all dedicated to saving America’s rarest mammal to create an educational film aimed at inspiring action to prevent this animal’s second extinction in the wild.

Join the virtual film screening, followed by a talk with the filmmakers, and a discussion with Dr. Nucharin Songsasen who is the Center Head of the Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.  Dr. Songsasen will discuss saving candid through genetics.

This is free and open to the public and brought to you by the Friends of the Handley Regional Library System on Zoom.  Registration is required.              

WHEN: 

October 15th 7:00PM -8:30PM on Zoom  https://www.handleyregional.org/redwolf                      

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:            

Justin Grubb is a filmmaker, photographer, published writer, naturalist and co-founder of Running Wild Media. He is a 2017 Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader, a Nat Geo Wild "Wild to Inspire" award winning filmmaker and member of the Explorers Club.

Alex Goetz is a two-time Emmy nominated wildlife filmmaker and photographer, who has been recognized by National Geographic WILD as winner of the 2016 "Wild to Inspire" film competition, and is the co-founder of a production company called Running Wild Media, that specializes in wildlife and conservation filmmaking.  Alex is a 2019 Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader, 2019 NAAEE 30 under 30, TEDxToledo 2017 speaker, and a 2013 graduate from Bowling Green State University, with a degree in Film Production and Environmental Science.

Guest Presenter, Dr. Nucharin Songsasen is the Center Head of the Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Her research focuses on developing innovative technologies to rescuing valuable genetics from wild canids and felids.  She is also the coordinator of the AZA’s Maned wolf Species Survival Plan. Nucharin received her DVM from Kasetsart University (Thailand), her MSc and PhD from the University of Guelph (Canada).

Funding has been provided by Virginia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020. For more information, please visit www.VirginiaHumanities.org

            

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