Student Speaker Series
Today's most compelling environmental artists and scientists have come together to rally around a cause—inspiring the next generation of environmental stewardship through the Vital Impacts Student Speaker Series.
Ready to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards?
Changemaker Talent and Vital Impacts have partnered to bring world-class storytellers to students across North America, to tell the story of our planet.
Presented on a variety of stages, these compelling talks blend storytelling with award-winning imagery to bring to life the biodiversity crisis and the people and programs working toward a sustainable future. Through entertaining and educating content, these shows help students imagine a future career that will benefit the planet.
In the hands of Nikon Ambassador, Nat Geo photographer, and nonprofit Chief Ami Vitale, the camera is a tool for change. Her work celebrates how and where we are learning to coexist with wildlife.
Illuminator of the Invisible.
In biologist/photographer Anand Varma’s hands, a camera is not just a tool to capture what he sees—it’s a way to illuminate the layers of beauty and complexity that are otherwise hidden from the naked eye.
Rock climber turned award-winning photographer/filmmaker Andy Mann documents our natural world to show its interdependence, to raise empathy, and to bridge the gap between science and policy.
National Geographic Fellow.
This Emmy Award-winner brings into sharp focus the pivotal moment at which we find ourselves in history—when we understand the problems, know the solutions, and simply need to summon the will to act.
Keith Ladzinski is a master of documenting the ends of the earth. His breathtaking images of our world’s wonders evoke a powerful sense of curiosity and awe.
Photographer Mattias Klum is an eloquent defender of biodiversity. Whether addressing the World Economic Forum or students, Mattias brings his A-game and nobody leaves his show unchanged.
Who says you can’t have it all? This primatologist, TV Host, university executive, O mag Insider, National Geographic Explorer, and mother of six begs to differ.
To see the natural world through Pete’s eyes is to fling open your arms to the sky and dance in the rain. This gifted creator tells some of the most important stories of our time with passion, wit, and curiosity.
Natural History Filmmaker.
This wildlife biologist-turned-photographer is working on a long-term study, exploring the relationship between humans and wolves around the world. His ambitious goal? Peaceful coexistence.
Big Cat Herder.
Purpose and passion have coalesced in the hands of photographer Steve Winter - saving Big Cats is his life’s mission, and one heck of a story.
The Year of the Dogs Creator.
Vincent, who has been photographing our world for 30 years, believes that everything we learn about animals teaches us everything we don't know about ourselves.
Vital Impacts Student Speaker talks are designed for audiences of 250+. They are perfect for Performing Arts Centers, school auditoriums, libraries with theaters, institutions with theaters (i.e., Aquariums, Zoos, Museums), IMAX theaters and more.
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The incredible (student) program had such a strong impact that a 12-year-old actually stopped me on the street to say thank you — truly the best moment of my summer.