Speaker: Neil Ever Osborne

Speaker: Neil Ever Osborne

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday, December 12, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Edithvale Community Centre - Banquet Hall

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From swimming with grizzly bears in the Pacific Northwest, to dropping a 6-million dollar robotic submersible down onto the Gulf of St. Lawrence seafloor, to sitting with an Inuit in the Canadian Arctic wind at -50?, Neil Ever Osborne is a visual storyteller working on conservation campaigns that express the important link between people and planet. He’s even hiked through the heart of the Brazilian Amazon and didn’t get bitten by a snake, though he saw a spider the size of a dinner plate.

Hear more of Osborne’s misadventures and some fortunate successes as he gains insight from elders in Ecuador’s fragile rainforests, cod-kissing fishermen on the East coast, and a farmer who lives with penguins in his backyard. In their voices, Osborne reflects, “we understand a little bit more about how this crazy world works, and how inherently connected we are to the living world.” Three nieces add a final touch of wisdom when he talks about his photographic work closer to home, a place he will always want to protect.

Osborne’s work is deeply rooted in a documentary approach that bear’s witness to humanity’s ecological footprint, the human demand on nature. All the while, he uses visual storytelling to start a dialogue he believes is of the utmost importance: we’re not apart from nature, but very much part of it. 

Please note: This evening we have a guest speaker and therefore we will have a cover charge of $10.00 at the door for non-members.