Belize zoo owner to speak at Boise State

Belize zoo owner to speak at Boise State


By: Tim Atwell

Boise State will host distinguished speaker Sharon Matola on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom, as part of Campus Read. Matola is the subject of the 2012-2013 Boise State Campus Read, “The Last Flight of the Scarlett Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird.”

The book was written by Bruce Barcott and tells the true story of how Matola succeeded in both opening the Belize Zoo and raising awareness about biodiversity in Belize.

Barcott will be speaking at Boise State on March 5, 2013.

Matola’s speech begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the speech at 8 p.m. The event will be free and open to students, faculty and members of the community.


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