SNRE Conservation Seminar Speaker Series with Joel Sartore, NatGeo Photographer and Speaker

April 20, 2021

Please join us Thursday, April 22, 2021, 3:15 - 5:15 PM MST for a zoom presentation and Q&A session with Joel Sartore!
Joel Sartore is an award-winning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and an Eagle Scout. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic. Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. He is the founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark, a 25-year documentary project to save species and habitat. Learn more about Joel and his work here

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 3:15 - 5:15 PM MST 
3:15 - 3:45 pm: Student Q&A zoom link:
5 minute break- students switch to the introduction zoom link below
3:50 - 3:55 pm: Introduction zoom link:
3:55 - 4:40 pm: Presentation
5 minute break
4:45 - 5:15 pm: Open Q&A

We are collecting questions for the Q&A sessions in advance- please add your questions here. We anticipate additional time for questions during the event, but appreciate you taking the time to add initial questions to the google sheet.
Joel Sartore and the NatGeo Photo Ark
The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all. The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort to raise awareness of and find solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife and their habitats. Led by National Geographic photographer, Fellow, and 2018 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Joel Sartore, the project aims to document every species living in the world?s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.
Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic fellow and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic.
Sartore started the Photo Ark some 11 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then he's visited 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity. Sartore has produced several books including RARE: Portraits of America?s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, and two new National Geographic Photo Ark books: The Photo Ark and Animal Ark.
National Geographic Photo Ark fans are also invited to join the conversation on social media with #SaveTogether and learn more about how to get involved with the project at
In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Sartore has contributed to Audubon magazine, Life, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts, including National Geographic's Explorer, NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the PBS documentary series, Rare: Portraits of the Photo Ark. He is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show.
Sartore graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in journalism. He currently lives in Nebraska with his wife and children.
Slideshow: © Photo by Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark
An endangered Malayan tiger, Panthera tigris jacksoni, at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.
Portrait of Joel Sartore taken in Lincoln, Nebraska by Cole Sartore