National Geographic Live’s Pink Boots And A Machete with primatologist Mireya Mayor

Hello Nebraska Hockey Moms!  

Hockey Moms are TOUGH mammas wouldn't you agree?

Well.....Primatologist Mireya Mayor is a tough mamma as well!!  We can totally relate to her....though she may be a bit tougher....I'll admit that....
That is why I am SO excited to have the opportunity to see her  at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Tuesday April 7th at 7:30pm!
Presented by National Geographic Live comes "Pink Boots and a Machete" with Mireya Mayor!

Tickets start at $10, and are available at, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.

IN FACT...while I am at it....let me include some details about the 2015/2016 National Geographic Live Series', then we'll conclude this post with all the goods on Dr. Mahor....former NFL Cheerleader! 

2015-2016 National Geographic Live Series

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:30 PM - Kiewit Hall, Holland Performing Arts Center
On The Trail of Big Cats with Steve Winter

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7:30 PM - Kiewit Hall, Holland Performing Arts Center
Untamed Wild with Corey Richards

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:30 PM - Kiewit Hall, Holland Performing Arts Center
The Search for Life Beyond Earth with Kevin Hand

Here is a little bit about Dr. Mireya Mahor:

A scientist, explorer, wildlife correspondent, anthropologist, author, and inspirational speaker,
Dr. Mireya Mayor, a Ph.D. in anthropology, has reported on wildlife and habitat issues to
worldwide audiences for more than a decade.

A former NFL cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins, she was the first female wildlife
correspondent for the “Ultimate Explorer” series on National Geographic Television, and has
spent more than fifteen years exploring some of the wildest and most remote places on earth,
often armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks and hiking boots. Since then, Mireya
has slept in remote jungles teeming with poisonous snakes, gone diving with great white sharks,
been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants—and that’s just in the last few months.

In 2005, Mireya received two Emmy Award nominations for her work on the television series
Ultimate Explorer. Mireya was later named an ”Emerging Explorer” in 2007 by the National
Geographic Society which selects rising talents, “the next generation of visionaries” who push the boundaries of adventure and global problem solving, inspiring people to care about the

Mireya is a Fulbright scholar, National Science Foundation Fellow and published author with a
Ph.D. in anthropology from Stony Brook University. She authored her memoir, Pink Boots and
a Machete, and has written articles for National Geographic’s kids magazines Explorer and
Extreme Explorer, and is working closely with National Geographic’s School Publishing on
videos and textbooks for classrooms nationwide.

Mireya has made numerous appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, and Despierta
America, and has been profiled in People, Marie Claire, Latina, National Geographic Adventure,
Vanidades and Elle magazines. Mireya divides her time between research in the rainforests of
Madagascar, lecturing at schools and universities and traveling the world as a wildlife
correspondent. Mireya’s talks are inspiring for all ages but she is an especially powerful
presenter for student audiences.

When not deep in the jungle or on assignment, Mireya lives in Connecticut and is the mother of
five young children. They share their home with an ever-growing menagerie of wonderful

This isn’t Dr. Mireya Mayor’s first time in Omaha. She has worked at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s conservation genetics lab processing lemur samples from Madagascar. Her zoo connection may have been the inspiration behind the name of one of the three new mouse lemurs her team discovered in Madagascar: Microcebus simmonsi (Simmons' Mouse Lemur), named for Dr. Lee Simmons, who was director of the zoo at the time of the discovery. 


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