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March 26, 2007

Dr. Richard Leakey Comes to Seattle

Climate Change and the Future of Life on Earth

Seattle– The Burke Museum will present a special slide presentation with Dr. Richard Leakey, world renowned paleoanthropologist and environmental activist, on Tues., May 8 at Meany Hall. The presentation will begin with a visual introduction to the natural wonders of Africa by author, photographer, and safari leader, David Anderson, Chairman of Focus on Planet Earth. Dr. Leakey will follow with a talk addressing the timely topic of Climate Change and the Future of Life on Earth, a two-hour multi-media presentation on the greatest crisis facing our planet and man’s role in both causing and solving it.

Smithsonian Magazine recently recognized Dr. Leakey as one of the 35 innovators of our time. Both controversial and successful, Leakey continues to be an important influence on generations of conservationists and activists.

This event is sponsored by the Burke Museum and Focus on Planet Earth. In the coming months, the Burke Museum will offer exhibits, educational programs, and environmental forums designed to engage audiences in an ongoing discussion about climate change and global warming solutions.

Ticket prices are $40 for general admission, $35 for museum members, and $20 for students.

Tickets may be purchased ay the Meany Hall box office beginning one hour before the event. Tickets can also be purchased in advance on-line at http://www.focusonplanetearth.com or by calling (800) 927-4647 Monday – Friday. Meany Hall is located on the University of Washington campus. Covered parking is available for a fee underneath the theater in the Central Parking Garage at 15th Ave. NE at 41st St. For more information on parking and directions to Meany Theater call 206-543-4880. The Burke Museum may be contacted at 206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org.

(206) 543-9762; FAX (206) 616-1274