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Wildlife adventurer Marty Essen to appear Oct. 6

Marty Essen's book cover
Marty Essen's book cover

Penn State Hazleton will kick off the 2011-2012 Cultural Events Series with wildlife adventurer Marty Essen presenting “Around the World in 90 Minutes” on Thurs., Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Slusser/Bayzick Building. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

This high-energy show featuring interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of the thousands of photos, chronicles Essen’s travels for his multi-award-winning book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.”

One part lecture, one part theater, one part slide show, one part comedy—it’s the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories and ooh-ing and aah-ing at the photos. Essen divides his show into eight segments, covering his adventures and wildlife encounters on each of the seven continents, plus Central America. He talks about endangered species, new scientific discoveries, and the need to protect our environment. After the show, he opens up the floor for questions and engages the audience in a lively discussion.

Additional information about Essen is available at www.coolcreatureshotplanet.com.

The next cultural event will take place on Wed., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Slusser/Bayzick Building with the invasion of the Moscow Gypsy Army performing Romani (Gypsy) music and dance in traditional costumes.

For more information, call 570-450-3180.

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