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Around the World in 90 Minutes at Clarkson University March 25

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Award-winning author Marty Essen will present his high-energy digital slide show, Around the World in 90 Minutes, at Clarkson University on Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213 (hill campus). Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.Around the World in 90 Minutes at Clarkson University March 25

Essen’s show features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.

Essen says that it’s the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it’s all done, they realize just how much they’ve learned.

Highlights of Essen’s show include:

- amazing animal facts - debunking animal myths - cuddly wallaroos and spiny walking sticks - charging elephants and howling wolves - deadly snakes and friendly penguins - bizarre creatures and endangered species - swimming with piranhas - kayaking in the rainforest - hiking with the Porcupine caribou migration - rafting with humpback whales - surviving a hippo attack in Zimbabwe

Around the World in 90 Minutes began as a show Essen presented in bookstores as part of his first book tour. Later, after numerous refinements, the show took on a life of its own in colleges, museums, and nature centers across the United States. In fact, it has been APCA’s (a major college activities association) #1 booked college lecture for 17 months straight.

Marty Essen has won multiple book awards for travel/essay writing, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the Best Books Book Award, and the National Indie Excellence Award. In addition, he won a first place award at the 2009 Green Book Festival in Los Angeles, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named Cool Creatures, Hot Planet a top-10 "green" book.

For more information, please call 315-268-6680

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: "White-lipped Tree Frog" by Marty Essen.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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