National Geographic Live: Nature Roars Back

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Experience an epic African wildlife park through the eyes of an Emmy Award-winning natural history cinematographer. A childhood in East Africa gave Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Bob Poole a fierce curiosity about the natural world as well as an adventurous spirit. For a six-part PBS/NatGeo International series, Bob drew on that experience to document the rebirth of a lost Eden: Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, a jewel of Africa’s parks system until civil war almost destroyed it. 

There, he joined forces with rangers and scientists (including his sister, renowned elephant researcher Joyce Poole), on perhaps the biggest conservation project on the planet. He’ll share secrets of filming lions, crocs, elephants, and spectacular scenery, and tell how he cracked the“Gorongosacode”—learning to read the landscape and find prime locations for filming the park’s spectacular wildlife.

Join the acclaimed cinematographer and filmmaker for unforgettable images and stories of Gorongosa’s majestic animals—and learn how the wild places we’ve broken can be put back together.

Bob Poole will begin his presentation in McGlohon Theater at 7:30 p.m., following the pre-show party at Discovery Place Science.

Check-in will be at Tryon St. Admissions.

Cash/credit bars with wine and beer will be available in the Museum, along with light snacks available for purchase.
Parking fee for Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is not included.

Educators, want to explore Gorongosa with your students?

Bob Poole also will present a daytime school show on Thursday, March 4, at the McGlohon Theater, followed by an immersive experience at Discovery Place Science. Daytime shows are available at a discounted rate for school groups only.

For details and booking school shows, call 704.372.6261 x300.

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  • All Ages
  • March 04
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • $19 - $39

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Getting Here

Discovery Place Science is located in the heart of uptown Charlotte and is accessible by car, train or foot. Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is located at the corner of Church and 6th Sts. in uptown Charlotte.

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