Tales from Planet Earth Film Series

Into the Okavango Film Screening and Discussion

Film: 7–8:30 p.m.
Q&A: 8:30–9 p.m.

Tales From Planet Earth film seriesWe invite you to join the Nelson Institute for a screening and discussion of the film Into the Okavango, a National Geographic Documentary Film that follows explorers on a four-month, 1,500-mile expedition to save the river system that feeds the wetland wilderness of the Okavango Delta in Botswana.

This Tales from Planet Earth Film Series event will feature a special discussion with Steve Boyes, a National Geographic explorer and founder of Wild Bird Trust, and Nyambe Nyambe, the executive director of Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Secretariat. Boyes and Nyambe will lead a conversation about the efforts being made to protect the Okavango River Basin. They will also share more about the film and the ecological importance of the Okavango River Basin, which provides water to about one million people and is home to the world’s largest population of African elephants.

No registration required. Tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m.


  • Steve Boyes, Founder of Wild Bird Trust; National Geographic Explorer
  • Koketso Mookodi, Managing Director and Trustee, Botswana Wild Bird Trust
  • Nyambe Nyambe, Executive Director, Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Secretariat

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The Nelson Institute is pleased to offer a wide variety of free public programs, lectures, and events, demonstrating our commitment and dedication to the Wisconsin Idea: the principle that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Tales from Planet Earth films are selected to feature compelling narratives of the work of scholars and community organizations advocating for environmental and social justice. If you would like to support Tales from Planet Earth and the Nelson Institute’s related programming, please make a gift.

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Presented in partnership with:

Bradshaw Knight Foundation
James and Renee Knight

African Studies Program

International Division

Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee


Apr 20 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Marquee Theater, Union South
1308 W. Dayton St.


Alessandra Rella
(608) 265-0521