To be a conservationist these days is to be a person with plenty of work on your plate; as the environment changes, habitats disappear, and species begin to vanish, there are so many things to make people aware of, so many things to bring attention to, so many things to commemorate before they are gone. National Geographic’s Paul Nicklen is a photographer who works to do all of these things, particularly in the world’s arctic climes. He has captured stunning images of reclusive and rare animals in polar regions—his photos portray polar bears, penguins, and seals as both the resourceful creatures we know them to be, and the fragile species we understand may cease to exist in the near future. Hear Nicklen’s tales of adventure and his perspective on the challenges wildlife faces in “Paul Nicklen: Polar Obsession” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Perot Musuem of Nature and Science, 2201 North Field. Tickets are $30 at perotmuseum.org; the event will be followed by a book signing by Nicklen.
Thu., May 7, 7 p.m., 2015