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Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network Presents:

Lessons from the African Rift Valley: A Cautionary Tale of Hope

  • Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 7:00 PM
  • Free - No Tickets Required
  • In the The Encore Room

In a time of great change and uncertainty, Tanzanians are working to adapt and thrive in a new world.

Rick Wood recently returned from a research trip to East Africa to learn how issues such as epidemic disease, mass extinction, climate change and poverty affect the people who live in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. He chatted with Maasai cattle herders about climate change. Rick talked to widows and orphans of the AIDS epidemic. He spent days among elephants and other animal species sliding headlong into extinction. From Chagga coffee plantation owners to poachers, Rick had enlightening discussions about survival, hope and adapting to change. Now, he hopes to share these stories – the voices from the Rift Valley – with as many people as possible. While Tanzania might seem a world away, the problems faced there will also be faced here. As Rick says, “We are all in this together.”

This 60 minute multimedia presentation is followed by a question and answer session with Rick. The event is sponsored by Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.

Box Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 10 am to show time. If there is no show, the office closes at 6:00 pm.
On weekends, the office opens 2 hours prior to show time

Special Services:

Wheelchair accessible seats are available through the Ticket Office. The Theatre is not equipped with elevators or escalators. Assisted listening devices or earplugs can be picked up at the complimentary coat check located inside the main doors. Ask an usher to obtain a booster cushion for small children. All services are subject to availability.


All sales are final. Please check your order thoroughly before making your purchase. MBT Members can exchange the value of their tickets for another MBT-presented show of equal value. Tickets must be returned to the Ticket Office before the show for an exchange. Tickets can be donated back to the Theatre at least 24 hours before the show as a tax deductable contribution.

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