Library Presents Programs Featuring Live Animals And Related Exhibit

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Chris Evers with an Animal Ambassadorfrom Animal EmbassyNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- “Life on Earth: A Photographic Tour of Global Biodiversity” is the summer exhibit at the New Rochelle Public Library, on view in the Lumen Winter Gallery during regular library hours, through August 8, 2014.

Chris Evers, Founder and Director of Animal Embassy, and Rebecca Bose, Curator of the Wolf Conservation Center, have traveled the world, experiencing remote places and the animals and people inhabiting them. Their stunning photographs from India, Africa, South and Central Americas, and the United States examine the cultural and biological diversity of our world, and include a number of critically endangered species in widely remote and surprisingly local habitats.

Two related programs and an Exhibit Reception will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd. Live “Animal Ambassadors” from Animal Embassy will be the stars of the two programs. Participants will have the opportunity for close-up encounters with creatures such as a giant White’s tree frog, a Spectacled owl or Eurasian Eagle owl, a Green Tree python or Emerald Tree boa, Chinchillas, a Pink-toed tarantula, an Argentine Black and White Tegu and/or a Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skink. The first program, Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy, will start at 2:00 pm and will allow participants in Pre-K through Grade 5 to meet animals representing numerous habitats and classifications.

At 4:00 pm, adults and children can take part in Biodiversity with Animal Embassy, which will explore the value each of the live adopted/rescued Animal Ambassadors has within its natural environment. Animal Embassy helps to enlighten people of all ages and empower them to be informed and involved in conservation. For both sessions, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, to the capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater stage and the meeting room.

From 6:00 – 7:00 pm, a free, public Exhibit Reception will provide a chance to view the exhibit with photographer and Animal Embassy Founder Chris Evers. Light refreshments will be served.

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