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World to Wyoming Fall 2019 


A Journey into the Ancient Namib Desert: Rock Paintings, a Vanished People and Water Scarcity with Mark Jenkins

Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, conceals the greatest collection of rock paintings on earth. Hidden in the shade beneath granite boulders, where an extinct tribe once escaped the scorching heat of the Namib Desert, 4000-year-old paintings depict a lost world of giraffes and elephants, snakes and springbok, bow hunters and community celebrations. On assignment for National Geographic in 2015, writer Mark Jenkins climbed Brandberg in 120 degree heat to explore this alfresco art museum and reflect on the challenges of water scarcity then and now.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact engage@uwyo.edu 307-766-6119.  Download flyer.

Schedule

September 17, 2019 – Rock Springs @ 7 p.m., Western Wyoming Community College, Room 1302 | Download Poster

September 18, 2019 – Riverton @ 7 p.m., Central Wyoming College, Little Theater | Download Poster

September 23, 2019 – Torrington @ 7 p.m., Eastern Wyoming College, Fine Arts Auditorium | Download Poster

September 24, 2019 – Gillette @ 7 p.m., Gillette College, Presentation Hall | Download Poster

September 25, 2019 – Casper @ 7 p.m., Casper College, Wheeler Concert Hall | Download Poster

September 30, 2019 – Cheyenne @ 7 p.m., Laramie County Library, Cottonwood Room | Download Poster

 Mark Jenkins is a critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist who covers geopolitics, the environment and adventure for National Geographic as well as other national magazines.  He has his BA in Philosophy and MS in Geography from the University of Wyoming.

These events are free and open to the public.

 


World to Wyoming Spring 2019 


A Journey into the Ancient Namib Desert: Rock Paintings, a Vanished People and Water Scarcity with Mark Jenkins

Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain, conceals the greatest collection of rock paintings on earth. Hidden in the shade beneath granite boulders, where an extinct tribe once escaped the scorching heat of the Namib Desert, 4000-year-old paintings depict a lost world of giraffes and elephants, snakes and springbok, bow hunters and community celebrations. On assignment for National Geographic in 2015, writer Mark Jenkins climbed Brandberg in 120 degree heat to explore this alfresco art museum and reflect on the challenges of water scarcity then and now.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact engage@uwyo.edu 307-766-6119.

Schedule

March 12, 2019 – Sheridan College @ 7 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall  | Download Poster

March 13, 2019 – Gillette College @ 7 p.m., Gillette College Presentation Hall  | Download Poster

March 19, 2019 – Northwest College in Powell @ 7 p.m., Yellowstone Conference Center  | Download Poster

March 20, 2019 – Cody @ 7 p.m. – Cody, Buffalo Bill Center for the West, Coe Auditorium  | Download Poster

March 21, 2019 – Jackson @ 7 p.m., National Museum of Wildlife Art  | Download Poster

March 25, 2019 – Laramie @ Noon, UW College of Education Auditorium  | Download Poster

 

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Phone: (307) 766-5202

Email: engage@uwyo.edu

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