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An In-Person Benefit for
The Lawrence Hall of Science

Get Inspired!

The Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California, Berkeley
April 26th, 2022 5:00–7:30 p.m.

He’s a man with a mission: to photograph every species in human care around the globe.

Joel Sartore—the world-renowned wildlife photographer and founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark project—shared his unique work at this benefit event for The Lawrence Hall of Science.

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Joel Sartore

Joel’s project is a multiyear effort to document, through photography, every species living in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, educating and inspiring viewers with intimate portraits of animals. His stunning photographs blend the power of art and nature to present a compelling vision for conservation.

In addition to Joel’s talk, this in-person event featured:

  • The first public opportunity to preview our new Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab, with its spectacular view of the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay
  • A reception including light refreshments and appetizers, served outdoors
  • The unveiling of a new permanent photographic exhibit at The Lawrence, created by Dr. Paul Bartlett, featuring Joel Sartore’s photographs
  • An opportunity to support The Lawrence’s Animal Discovery Zone
  • Treats and coffee at sunset on the Outdoor Nature Lab lawn, following the talk

Innovations & Inspirations is the primary fundraising event for The Lawrence Hall of Science, supporting our work to inspire and engage through science discovery and learning in ways that advance equity and opportunity.

Your support makes this possible!


The Lawrence Hall of Science works with world-class scientists, engineers, and educators to design and disseminate the most effective learning experiences in STEM fields: science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

For more than 50 years, we have pushed the edges of science education, by questioning, learning, adapting, and always embodying the spirit of science. And we are far from done! After all, the work we do today isn’t about us. It’s about inspiring tomorrow’s thinkers, inventors, and change-makers. It’s about empowering educators with tools to improve science learning. And it’s about engaging diverse audiences so that the world of science looks like the world at large.

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Science inspirations begin at The Lawrence. But there’s no telling how far they will go!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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