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The Lesher Center for the Arts will no longer require proof of vaccination or masks to be worn for entry, beginning July 1, 2022. However, wearing a mask in an indoor public setting continues to be strongly recommended by Contra Costa Health Services.

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Wed – Sun: Noon – 6:00pm
Mon – Tues: Closed*

Calls: 925-943-7469

Walk Up: 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA  94596



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Open for Calls
(925) 295-1400

Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

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*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays, Tuesdays, and most City holidays.

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Conservation Icons Speaker Series: Featuring Dr. Wade Davis

Conservation Icons Speaker Series: Featuring Dr. Wade Davis


Ticket Office


Open Tuesday – Sunday

Closed Monday*

 

Open for Calls

Tuesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday: Noon – 7:30pm
(925) 943-7469

 

Open for Walk Up

Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday: Noon – 7:30pm

Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596

 

*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays.

Presented by Lindsay Wildlife Experience
featuring Dr. Wade Davis
January 5, 2019

For one night only, Lindsay Wildlife's Conservation Icons is bringing world-renowned anthropologist Dr. Wade Davis to Walnut Creek! Davis is a premiere presenter in the second annual speaker series.  His presentation, "The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World," will captivate and educate!

Running Time: approx. 2 hours, with no intermission

Wade Davis is perhaps the most articulate and influential western advocate for the world's indigenous cultures.

Davis is an internationally-recognized anthropologist, ethnobotanist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, filmmaker and photographer, and has been described as "a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life's diversity."

Trained in anthropology and botany at Harvard, he travels the globe to live alongside indigenous people, and document their cultural practices in books, photographs, and film. His stunning photographs and evocative stories capture the viewer's imagination. As a speaker, he parlays that sense of wonder into passionate concern over the rate at which cultures and languages are disappearing -- 50 percent of the world's 7,000 languages, he says, are no longer taught to children.

Davis is the author of 15 books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow, One River, and The Wayfinders. His many film credits include Light at the Edge of the World, an eight-hour documentary series produced for National Geographic. In 2009, he received the Gold Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for his contributions to anthropology and conservation, and he is the 2011 recipient of the Explorers Medal, the highest award of the Explorers Club, and the 2012 recipient of the Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration.

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