Wild Lives

Celebrating Earth’s Wildlife

Wild Lives book cover with a huge bear leaping through the water with its ferocious claws extended.

Event Details




In-Person at WWU:
Arntzen Hall 100



Brought to you by:

College of the Environment, The Foundation for WWU & Alumni

Multimedia Presentation
& Book Signing


Art Wolfe will give a presentation with projected images and live narration featuring adventures, an exploration of creativity, and the amazing stories that accompany his images from the new book, Wild Lives.

Introducing the event, Wild Lives author, Greg Green, will discuss the shared premise of the book, talk about the current state of wildlife populations in many of the planet’s biomes, and will read a brief passage or two from the ten chapters of text he prepared for this book.

Wild Lives is a celebration of the extraordinary diversity of species that inhabit the planet. Some are common, some rare, and many are conservation success stories, species that have been brought back from the edge of extinction. Over his forty-year career, Art Wolfe has photographed many species that were once on endangered species lists, but are now flourishing (such as the bald eagle and humpback whale). These recoveries are an uplifting testament to the resilience of life when it is given a chance.

Event Schedule

Book Signing
Arntzen Hall 100 Lobby

Arntzen Hall 100

Book Sales & Signing
Arntzen Hall 100 Lobby

Gazelles and antelopes running.


Art Wolfe is a light-skinned male with grey hair. He smiles and is holding a large camera with telephoto lens.

Art Wolfe

The son of commercial artists, Art Wolfe was born on September 13, 1951 in Seattle, Washington, and still calls the city home. He graduated from the University of Washington with Bachelor’s degrees in fine arts and art education in 1975, where he studied under professors such as Jacob Lawrence. His photography career has spanned six decades, a remarkable testament to the durability and demand for his images, his expertise, and his passionate advocacy for the environment and indigenous culture. During that time he has worked on every continent, in hundreds of locations, and on a dazzling array of projects.

His goal has always been to win support for conservation issues by “focusing on what’s beautiful on the Earth.” Learn more about Art Wolfe.

Greg Green is a light-skinned male with glasses, short grey hair and beard. He wears a cap and blue parka and is holding binoculars.

Gregory Green

For nearly 50 years Gregory A. Green has been conducting wildlife population and habitat projects throughout western North America and Alaska.

As a career wildlife ecologist his experience has a particular emphasis on threatened and endangered species, forest and shrub-steppe ecology, temperate and arctic marine mammal and seabird ecology, climate change, natural resource management and mitigation plans, and conservation assessments. His work has been very diverse and has involved wildlife as varied as forest carnivores, shrub-steppe lizards, California amphibians, salt-marsh harvest mice, bats, waterfowl, burrowing owls, red foxes, seabirds, sea turtles, and Pacific Northwest and Alaskan marine mammals.

Greg teaches ecology and natural history for the College of the Environment at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Learn more about Gregory Green.

Questions and Accommodations

Contact The Foundation for WWU & Alumni for this event if you have questions or need disability accommodations by calling (360) 650-3353 or emailing Alumni@wwu.edu

Advance notice for disability accommodations and special needs is greatly appreciated. Please indicate your special needs on the registration form.

Artnzen Hall is located at the south of of campus, near the C parking lots. Limited paid parking is available in the C lots at the south end of campus and in lots 6V and 7G at the north end of campus. Western provides comprehensive parking details—including lot locations, applicable fees, and campus map. Please note that parking in the C lot and 12G by Fairhaven College is free after 4:30pm on weekdays and all hours on weekends.


The views expressed by our speakers do not necessarily reflect those of Western Washington University.