Celebrated Wildlife Expert and Anthropology Professor
Are you overwhelmed with everyday demands at work and at home? Is the pace of life leaving you breathless? Wondering what you can do to de-stress and re-charge? If so, Brian Keating’s magical presentations allow you to forget your problems and be whisked off to many of the world’s most wondrous places will leave you feeling like you got the break you needed. A celebrated wildlife expert and world traveller, Keating takes audiences on adventures from jungle safaris and mountain climbs, inspiring audiences toward wanderlust and exploration.
For over 20 years, Keating ran the Calgary Zoo’s nature-based travel program. Presently, he is the Zoo’s honorary conservation advisor to their outreach efforts, and a part-time adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Calgary.
In the media, Keating has hosted a weekly nature column for the CBC, and has been featured on a bi-weekly wildlife segment on the Discovery Channel. He is also the director of the documentary Going Wild in Madagascar, which aired worldwide on Discovery HD-TV, and the author of five children’s books celebrating nature.
Keating was named the “Canadian Hero of the Year” award (2006) from Readers Digest Magazine for his global environmental efforts, and holds an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Brandon University (2009) and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Calgary (2011).