Tickets are on sale now for a March 23 event featuring National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore that will benefit the Northwest Trek Foundation.
Joel Sartore has traveled the world photographing rare and endangered animals in some of the planet’s most wild and pristine places. In his 22-year stint, Sartore has produced 30 articles for the magazine. His work also has appeared in Audubon, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Time and in several books.
He will bring that expertise to the benefit of the endangered species and conservation programs at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Sartore will talk about his lifetime of photography and passion for animals during his presentation at Puyallup High School.
In “Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species,” Sartore will bring to life his book by the same title.
“Northwest Trek Wildlife Park not only engages thousands of guests each year but works to instill a conservation message that desperately needs to be heard these days; how we perceive and treat all creatures, great and small,” he said in a news release. “When we save other species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”
“We are thrilled that Joel will bring his message of wildlife conservation here, because his work closely dovetails with our mission,” Denice Voss, member of the Foundation’s board of directors, said in a news release.
“He was eager to come and see firsthand the contribution Northwest Trek Wildlife Park makes to the preservation of native species, and he is a big believer in the enrichment of animals,” she added.
Satore’s talk will be 7-9 p.m. in the school auditorium, 105 7th St. SW, Puyallup.
Copies of Sartore’s book “Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species” will be sold for $24 each at the lecture, and he will be available to sign them afterwards.
The event is sponsored by the Northwest Trek Foundation. Tickets, ranging from $15-$30, are available now at nwtrek.org or brownpapertickets.com.