Wildlife conservationist comes to Iola


Joel Sartore

Photo courtesy of Joel Sartore

Allie Utley, Editor

Award-winning photographer, journalist, speaker, conservationist, author, and contributor to National Geographic, Audubon magazine, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated, Joel Sartore, will be speaking to USD 257 students this week in hopes of changing their perspective of wildlife conservation. Sartore, a freelance photographer from Lincoln, Nebraska has made it his life’s mission to photograph different species of wildlife in order to spread awareness of their extinction. Iola Middle School students will be hearing him speak at 9:30 in the morning, and Iola High School students will be the presentation at 1 p.m. Sartore will also be presenting his work at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center on Tuesday November 14th, at 7pm to the public with free admission.