“Tierrasanta Talks” Featuring San Diego Zoo Ambassador and Children’s Author Georgeanne Irvine
in partnership with Tierrasanta Village of San Diego
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30pm
Community Room, SDA Church
11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Cost: $10 per person (includes donation to TVSD and the SD Zoo)
About the Event
Adventures by the Book, in partnership with the Tierrasanta Village of San Diego (TVSD), is pleased to continue its exciting new program, “Tierrasanta Talks.” Similar in concept to the enormously popular TED Talks, our April program features San Diego Zoo ambassador and children's author Georgeanne Irvine, who will share stories from her 32 year tenure at the world-renowned institution.
Join Georgeanne in this centennial year of the Zoo (1915-2015), as she shares stories from her 36 colorful years at the Zoo, and get the inside scoop on the Zoo’s planned Penguin Beach exhibit and their conservation efforts on behalf of critically-endangered African penguins.
About the Author
Georgeanne Irvine has served in many capacities during her 36 year tenure with the Zoo. Her duties have ranged from being a media spokesperson to escorting celebrities around the Zoo and animals to television shows (such as Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show) to creating collateral that helps the Zoo raise millions of dollars each year for conservation and new exhibits.
She has been chased around a hotel room by a clouded leopard, flown first class with a tree kangaroo to New York, accompanied an endangered Sumatran rhinoceros from Indonesia to San Diego, and bunked with a harbor seal (the harbor seal slept in the bathtub; George slept in the bed). She also leads international wildlife-oriented tours for the San Diego Zoo.
The author of more than twenty children’s books, Georgeanne is currently working on a new non-fiction children’s book series that features dramatic and heartwarming stories about wild animal superstars. The first book will be Hope for Amizero: The True Tale of an Orphaned Chimpanzee, which includes a foreward by George’s friend and colleague, world-renowned chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall.
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued: