University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Women in the Wild

Hear the call of the wild from three women with an amazing sense of adventure. Biologist and adventurer Caroline Van Hemert traveled 4,000 miles from the Pacific rain forest to the Arctic coast, experiencing some of the most remote places left on earth. Writer, oral historian and former National Park Service ranger-naturalist Susan Lamb has spent her life traveling and learning the natural and cultural histories of people and places with the goal of sharing them with others. Lecturer and journalist Dina Gilio-Whitaker is also an educator, environmental activist and surfer who both plays on our planet and works to protect it.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos and a consultant and educator in environmental justice policy planning....

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Susan Lamb

Susan Lamb was born in Palo Alto, Calif., but moved often with her family to such far-flung places such as Alaska and Germany. Drawn to the loveliness and the literature of the ancient world and intrigued by how closely pre-Socratic philosophers observed nature, she earned a bachelor's degree in classical civilization at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master's in Aegean and Anatolian prehistory at Bristol University in England....

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Gale Straub

Gale Straub founded in 2014 as she headed out on a long road trip with her partner. Straub wanted to create a space where women could share their stories, photographs and artwork of their experiences outside and on the road....

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Caroline Van Hemert

Caroline Van Hemert is an Alaskan author, adventurer and wildlife biologist. Her writing and research have been featured in The New York Times, Audubon, The Los Angeles Times, Outside and National Geographic....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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