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Improbable Ascent with paraclimber Maureen Beck

Feb 23 2021 - 7:30 PM Holland Performing Arts Center

Discover new heights with world champion paraclimber Maureen Beck! Born one-handed, Beck learned how to rock climb through trial and error. One of her early adaptive climbing innovations involved taping a metal ladle to her arm. It wasn’t long before she tackled some of the hardest climbs as a one-handed athlete.

Invisible Wonders with photographer Anand Varma

Mar 16 2021 - 7:30 PM Holland Performing Arts Center

Be amazed by the world's smallest wonders with photographer Anand Varma. Through innovative techniques, Varma creates intimate and dramatic images of nature. His ultimate goal: to spark a sense of wonder about our world. 

Akashinga: The Brave Ones with conservationist Damien Mander

Apr 13 2021 - 7:30 PM Holland Performing Arts Center

Be inspired by the incredible story of the first all-female ranger unit in Zimbabwe: Akashinga! Formed by conservationist Damien Mander, Akashinga works to protect Africa's wildlife.

Meaning "The Brave Ones," Akashinga recruits were survivors of domestic violence, single mothers and AIDS orphans.