Dr. Laurie Marker arrives in the United States on Sept. 14 to attend the national conference for the American
Highlights of the tour include two major fundraising galas, one in Portland, Oregon, and one in Washington, District of Columbia, coordinated by local CCF chapters to raise money for conservation programs in Namibia. Both galas feature Dr. Marker as the keynote speaker and include appearances by ambassador cheetahs, which are cheetahs that have been raised in close contact with humans for the purpose of education and awareness.
Dr. Marker will also make several stops at bookstores, zoos and other venues to sign copies of her latest book, A Future for Cheetahs, a comprehensive look at cheetahs that explains the species’ plight and impact of CCF conservation programs. The book includes more than 150 photos by acclaimed wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas that movingly illustrate its compelling narrative.
Full Tour Listing
September 15 – 16 | IMATA / AZA Conference | Buena Vista, FL
September 16 | Reception and Book Signing at Holland & Knight | Orlando, FL
September 18 | Oakland Zoo – Lecture & Book Signing | Oakland, CA
September 20 | Cheetah Live! How to Save an Endangered Species | Saratoga, CA
September 21 | San Diego Sundowner with a Cheetah! | San Diego, CA
September 22 | Book Signing at Africa and Beyond Art Gallery | La Jolla, CA
September 23 | G2 Gallery – Lecture | Venice, CA
September 24 | San Francisco Zoo – Lecture & Book Signing
September 25 | Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History – Lecture & Book Signing
September 28 | A Future for Cheetahs Book Signing at Book Passage | Corde Madera, CA
September 30 | Reid Park Zoo – Lecture & Book Signing | Tucson, AZ
October 2 | Living with Cheetahs: Humans and Wildlife Can Flourish Together | Vancouver, B.C.
October 5 | Big Cat. Big Party. 14th Annual Benefit at the Oregon Zoo
October 7 | A Future for Cheetahs Book Signing at Pegasus Books | Berkeley, CA
October 8 | Safari West – Lecture & Dinner
October 9 | Sacramento Zoo – Lecture & Book Signing | Sacramento, CA
October 11 | Wildlife Conservation Network Expo – Lecture, Book Signing and Volunteer Booth | San Francisco, CA
October 16 | 13th Annual CCF Benefit – DC Gala | Washington, DC
October 18 | KeepSafe Conservation Project Lecture | Millbrook, NY
October 19 – 26 | Cornell University – Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large | Ithaca, NY