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December 1, 2015

Listen to my interview on Flagler College Radio, on my talk “From Dangerous to Endangered: How Explorers Changed Our Image of Tropical Forests.”

 

September 2015

Celebrate 75 years since the publication of Osa Johnson’s I Married Adventure with Kansas Public Radio’s broadcast. The program features a visit to the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, an interview with historian Karen Ray as Osa, and a conversation about my book, Osa & Martin: For the Love of Adventure!

75 Years of Adventure on Kansas Public Radio

July 7, 2015

I’ll be presenting a Community Lecture at Flagler College this October 6:

This talk will examine the relationship between popular and scientific images of the forest through the lives and work of filmmakers Martin and Osa Johnson, naturalist William Beebe, and botanist David Fairchild. We will go on to explore a startling shift at midcentury in the perception of the tropical forest–from the “jungle,” a place that endangers human life, to the “rain forest,” a place that is itself endangered.

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May 2015

The first issue of a journal for which I’m Co-Editor-in-Chief is now published!
Sloth: A Journal of Emerging Voices in Human-Animal Studies

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With students from my Museum Studies course, I curated the exhibit “American Indians & the Castillo de San Marcos” on display at Proctor Library, Flagler College, through May.

September 2013

Pick up a copy of this month’s American Archaeology and read my article, “Finding Menendez’s Footprints,” about Dr. Kathleen Deagan’s excavations at the Fountain of Youth where she has found the remains of the first European encampment in what is now the United States.

May 14, 2013

Osa & Martin is now on sale at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge!

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August 28, 2012

On September 15, Kelly will join other Kansas Notable Book award winners at the Kansas Book Festival. She will share her insights into the adventurous lives and enduring love of Osa and Martin Johnson at 2 pm in the Museum Classroom of the Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka.

July 5, 2012

Osa and Martin: For the Love of Adventure has been honored with a place on this year’s Kansas Notable Book list! Check out the press release from the Kansas State Library and stay tuned for the line-up of events on September 15, 2012.

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