Loading Events

« All Events

“Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment” with Isabelle Groc

June 8 @ 4:00 pm

BC-based writer, conservation photographer, filmmaker and author, Isabelle Groc joins us to share about her book, Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment, which highlights the human-animal bond and discusses how dogs are lending their paws and noses to fix some of the most complex environmental problems on the planet. The lecture will be in the Kay White Hall Theater, followed by a K9 demo in the Heron Meadow by Heath Smith and Jennifer Hartman from Rogue Detection Teams. Isabelle will then sign copies of her book in the VCA Atrium.

Conservation Canines features photographs of working canines, many of them former shelter dogs that will be sure to attract pet owners who are looking for new ways to understand and work with their dogs. Conservation Canines has been chosen as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection and the book has received a starred review from the American Library Association’s Booklist, and highly recommended reviews from the Canadian Review of Materials and the School Library Journal.

Groc’s previous award-winning books, Gone is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat and Sea Otters: A Survival Story have gained the support of Jane Goodall and Dame Judi Dench, and her documentaries and photographs have been featured in film festivals, magazines and news stories all over the world.

Some of the stories included in the lecture will be:

  • K9 Benny who has worked with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police to fight wildlife trafficking
  • K9 Dio who has been sniffing out orca poop to help save southern resident orcas with the Conservation Canines program
  • The rescue dogs turned conservation superheroes, working with Washington-based Rogue Detection Teams

Wednesday, June 8 at 4:00pm

$20 General
$17 Youth (18-) or Senior (65+)
$15 Member

Proof of COVID vaccination (or recent negative test) required.
Masks required while not consuming concessions.
>FIND OUT MORE

Live in the Theater and Livestream on the VCA website

The K9 Demo will not be part of the Livestream

Check back here for the Livestream link at the time of broadcast

This talk is brought to you in partnership with Vashon Nature Center

 

 

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kay White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
1 206 463 5131

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Kay White Hall
19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
1 206 463 5131