Sacajawea Audubon

January 12th Program – “Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom”

Photo courtesy of Gianna Savoie

Photo courtesy of Gianna Savoie

Through the heart of the frozen north, roams a creature with a mystique as old as the mountains and a reputation as big as all outdoors:  Wolverine.  The name alone conjures an image of a savage,  solitary killer who crushes bones to powder with powerful jaws.  But peel back the layers of legend and you'll find a remarkable animal - far more vulnerable than villainous, with a fierce appetite for survival .... and for surprise.

Join Wildlife Filmmaker and Professor, Gianna Savoie on Jan. 12th, for a glimpse into the secretive world of this mysterious carnivore through a special screening and presentation of her Emmy nominated film.  In 2010, Gianna wrote and produced, Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom for the PBS series, NATURE.  She is an award-winning Natural History filmmaker with a passion for the environment that drives her to sink her teeth into some of the most critical conservation issues on the planet.  Trained as a scientist, with a Master's degree in Environmental Biology, she pairs her love of science with the art of filmmaking to craft stories that not only inform, but resonate.  Her work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, the BBC, and Animal Planet.  Her previous film, Life in Death Valley, received over a dozen awards, including "Best Film About an Ecosystem" from the International Wildlife Film Festival.  She is currently writing and story-producing, Our Blue Canoe, a documentary about the plight of the Pacific Ocean.

Sacajawea Audubon meets every 2nd Monday of the month, September through May, at Hope Lutheran Church. Programs begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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