Voices of Wonder
Through speaker engagements, visual storytelling, and workshops, the community is connected with experts in the arts and sciences. Events include TEDxJacksonHole, Wildlife Film Festival, National Geographic photography exhibits, and more.
Additionally, Wonder Institute hosts creatives-in-residence throughout the year and embeds these visiting experts in the community through performances, workshops, and other interactive experiences. This includes Hubbard Street Undercover Episodes (in partnership with Dancers’ Workshop) and the Environment for Development Conference.
Voices of Wonder: Film Festival
Sunday, Sept 22nd @ 6:00 pm: In Conversation with Dr. Sylvia Earle and Paul Watson
This event will feature excerpts from Mission Blue, a film about Earle’s impact on policy and preservation, and Watson, a film about the controversial, anti-poaching mission known as Sea Shepherd. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about how two ocean heroes are actively reshaping our planet’s story.
Dr. Sylvia Earle is Explorer-In-Residence at the National Geographic Society, founder of the Sylvia Earle Alliance/Mission Blue, founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc. and former chief scientist of NOAA. Her research concerns the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems and deep-sea technology. She is the recipient of more than 100 awards and 27 honorary doctorates.
Paul Watson is a marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist. He is a founding member of Greenpeace and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He has served as master and Commander on seven different Sea Shepard ships. Watson has starred in Animal Planet’s Whale Wars and was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th Century.
Friday, Sept. 27th @ 5:00pm: Planet or Plastic? National Geographic Photo Exhibition Happy Hour
Running in the Center Gallery from September 11th to October 6th, the National Geographic “Planet or Plastic?” showcases the photographers and artists of the global plastic waste crisis and the innovators working to solve this urgent issue.
Friday, Sept. 27th @ 6:00pm: Images to Change the World
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these remarkable photographers have volumes to tell. Discover new worlds with 10 renowned visual storytellers. Session produced and moderated by Kaitlin Yarnall, Chief Storytelling Office and Senior Vice President for the National Geographic Society.
Friday, Sept. 27th @ 8:00pm: Screening of Epic Yellowstone: Fire & Ice
Host Bill Pullman embarks on wintry Yellowstone journey over vast blankets of snow and across rivers warmed by geothermal springs. Watch how the area’s extreme conditions pose challenges even for animals that have evolved to survive these harsh winters. Followed by Q+A with Executive Producers Thomas Winston and Tria Thalman and joined by staff members of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.
Saturday, Sept. 28th @ 6:00pm: Screening of Yellowstone Wolf Dynasty
A film about one of nature’s greatest – and most controversial – experiments: bringing wolves back to Yellowstone. What happened next no one could predict. Followed by a Q+A with producer Katie Bauer and wolf experts Bob Landis and Kira Cassidy.
Saturday, Sept. 28th @ 7:30pm: Screening of Sea of Shadows
SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to bring a vicious international poaching syndicate to justice