Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Noble Foundation Offers Speaker Series

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Noble Foundation Offers Speaker Series

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ARDMORE - Brady Barr, the first person to capture and study all 24 species of crocodiles in the wild, will be the opening speaker in the Noble Foundation's Profiles and Perspectives Community Enrichment Series.

In the last 20 years, he has traveled to more than 80 countries for National Geographic Television and been host for more than 100 wildlife documentaries.

His presentation is scheduled at 7 p.m. April 21 at the Ardmore Convention Center.

Barr, a National Geographic wildlife TV correspondent and children's book author, will present "Dangerous Encounters."

"I am driven by a desire to fully know crocodiles and other species in their natural habitat so we might best know how to save them in the wild. That keeps me going," Barr said. "About one-third of all crocodiles are endangered. Television has the power to help people know and connect with these animals and habitats that are disappearing. …

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