Travel with an NIU Expert: National Geographic Live: Pink Boots & A Machete

Join NIU Continuing & Professional Education and an NIU expert to visit the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago to see National Geographic Live: Pink Boots & a Machete!

This evening features Mireya Mayor, a former NFL cheerleader that became a primatologist that co-discovered the world’s smallest primate in Madagascar and is an Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for National Geographic. Mayor is going to discuss her challenges growing up as the daughter of Cuban immigrants and yet continued to follow her dreams with a backpack, notebook, and hiking boots.

Laurie Spencer, MA in Physical Anthropology and PhD student in Biological Sciences, is attending the trip as the NIU expert to speak to registrants on the bus ride to the event. She has worked as a primate animal keeper and research intern at Lincoln Park Zoo. She conducted fieldwork in Tsinjoarivo, Madagascar. 

Students are $49, NIU Lifelong Learning Institute members and NIU Alumni are $75 and regular registration rate is $99. The fee includes transportation and a ticket to the show.  Dinner and shopping is on your own in Chicago.

Thursday, January 24 at 2:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Holmes Student Center, bus pick up will be at East Entrance on Normal Road.
600 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances, Lectures, Presentations and Workshops

Topic

Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Research, Careers

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students

Cost

Students are $49, NIU Lifelong Learning Institute members and NIU Alumni are $75 and regular registration rate is $99.

Department
NIU Continuing and Professional Education
Contact Name

Mark Pietrowski

Contact Email or Phone

pietrowski@niu.edu

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