4/19: Exploring the Planet with Ret Talbot

Exploring the Planet
with science journalist Ret Talbot

Friday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m.

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Photo by Ret Talbot | Photographer Ret Talbot takes a group portrait in the Solomon Islands.

Science journalist and author Ret Talbot will share stories and photos of some of the biggest environmental stories he’s covered, including endangered species in Indonesia, invasive species in Florida, wildlife crime in the Philippines, and the restoration of apex predators to ecosystems.

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Photo by Ret Talbor | A fishing boat in Bali and the reef below the surface.
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Photo by Ret Talbot | The Banggai cardinalfish, photographed in a reef of Indonesia, is considered an endangered species because of its low population size at the hands of the illegal pet trade.

Ret Talbot is an award-winning journalist with over two decades of experience covering stories from some of the more remote corners of the globe. From the icy summits of the Andes to the reefs of Papua New Guinea, his assignments have taken him off the beaten track and put his readers face-to-face with stories of adventure, new ideas and innovative approaches to commonplace and not-so-commonplace ideas and issues.

A graduate of the writing programs at both Wheaton College (MA) and the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Talbot launched his career balancing work as a mountaineering and fly-fishing guide, freelance writer and English teacher. His articles appeared in publications such as Outdoor Sports, Rock & Ice, Fly Fisherman, Shallow Water Angler, and American Whitewater. While not in a river, on a glacier or at the front of a classroom, Talbot traveled extensively lecturing on his own expeditions to places like North Africa, Alaska, Norway, Ecuador, and Peru.

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