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CBC The Homestretch: Brian Keating on the Rhinoceros Beetle

Naturalist, Brian Keating, speaks to The Homestretch about huge beetles in Ecuador. Believe it or not, rhinoceros beetles actually make great pets!




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Brian Keating Visits Ingapirca

Machu Picchu and Peru always comes to mind first when we think of the Inca Empire, but here in Ecuador there are also some impressive ruins. Brian explored Ingapirca, a famous site located near Cuenca, a few days ago. As with all Important Inca religious sites, the precision rock work is stunning.  He met one of the locals who has lived and farmed here all her life.  When she was tilling one of her fields recently, she discovered an incredible carved stone knife, and remarkably, a human skull!
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Heli-Hike with Brian Keating

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 9.09.14 AMBrian Keating returns to CMH Bobbie Burns!

CMH Summer Adventures is proud to partner with acclaimed naturalist Brian Keating for a fun-fillled heli-hiking trip at CMH Bobbie Burns, August 8-11, 2015.

Each evening after dinner, Brian will share a short, fun, informative presentation, introducing you to some of the planet’s best mountain wilderness and wildlife experiences.

Wildlife expert, pilot, naturalist, scuba diver and mountaineer, Brian has explored over 50 countries on all seven continents during the last three decades. In fact, Brian developed the well known Calgary Zoo ZooFari travel program. He continues to leadinternational wilderness adventures, spending some 150 days a year abroad.

For full details on how to start planning your adventure today visit:

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CBC The Homestretch: Brian Keating on a Heron Cam

Brian Keating speaks to Doug Dirks on The CBC The Homestretch about a new heron cam in Vancouver that streams a beautiful view of the Stanley Park Pacific great blue herons.

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Children in the Wilderness

Children getting to know the wild: something we take for granted in our part of the world. Camp Hwange is a new camp in Zimbabwe that Brian and his safari group stayed at last September. During the slower tourist season at this time of the year, Wilderness Safaris, a well known safari organization in Southern Africa, utilized this camp as a part of their ‘Children in the Wilderness’ program. Have a quick look at their newsletter: CITW Camp Hwange Newsletter March 2015



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Brian Keating’s Speaking Spree

Brian has been on a busy speaking circuit this past month. Here he’s posing with Alberta Teachers Association Vice-President candidate Myrna McLean and ATA President Mark Ramsankar at the Mighty Peace Teachers Convention in Grande Prairie, where Brian presented the closing keynote. He has also been the keynote speaker at SWATCA in Lethbridge and NETCA in Edmonton in recent weeks, and spoken in Lake Louise, Kananaskis and Edmonton as a feature speaker at other conferences.  He has a variety of topic subjects, many of which can be viewed at:
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Brian Keating on Breakfast Television

Getting seriously close to wild elephants, Brian appeared on Breakfast TV with a short but compelling video featuring Zimbabwe. He did the filming during a safari he led with Civilized Adventures just last fall:

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Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy With a Chance of Joy

Brian suggests this is wonderful reminder as to why it’s important to just be outside and to take a few moments to put your head in the cloud, and enjoy:
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CBC The Homestretch: Brian Keating on Weasels

Ever wonder what weasels get up to in the winter? Listen to this week’s Homestretch segment, where Brian shares about a weasel sighting that occurred in his very own backyard.

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This week on CBC, Wildlife columnist Brian Keating tells us about what he is hearing at the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute public speakers series in Edmonton.



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