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“Pink Boots and a Machete” with Primatologist Mireya Mayor, PhD

National Geographic Live Presents: “Pink Boots and a Machete” with Primatologist Mireya Mayor, PhD

Friday, August 2, 5:30 p.m.
The Cloister Ballroom

A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel.

Mayor’s adventures have taken her – armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks, and hiking boots – to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. Hailed as a “female Indiana Jones” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration, she has survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants – and keeps going back for more. She shares stories, images, and film clips of her adventures in this behind-the-scenes look at hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it worthwhile.

Program is complimentary for Resort Guests and Sea Island Club members. Reservations required, .

An Intimate Dinner with Mireya Mayor

August 2, 2019 - 7 p.m.

Georgian Private Dining Room

Join Mireya Mayor for an intimate dinner and conversation. Limited seating. $135/person. Cash bar. Reservation required. For reservations contact Marcie Maddox, marciemaddox@seaisland.com or 912-634-4383.

“Pink Boots and a Machete” Kids Program with Mireya Mayor

August 3, 2019 - 10 a.m.

The Cloister Clubroom

Primatologist, explorer, and wildlife correspondent Mireya Mayor’s adventures have taken her to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. Armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks, and hiking boots ⎯ she’s survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants ⎯ and keeps going back for more. She’ll share a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile. Appropriate for grades 5 – 8.

Program is complimentary for Resort Guests and Sea Island Club members. Reservations required, .

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