What: Welcome Back Virtual Event
When: August 27 – 2:00 p.m.
When August 27, 7:00 p.m.
More Information About Marty and the Virtual Presentation
While working on his multi-award-winning book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, Marty Essen and his wife, Deb, traveled the world searching for rare and interesting wildlife. Along the way, they swam with piranhas, hiked with the Porcupine caribou migration, had close-up encounters with humpback whales, were surrounded by wolves, and survived a hippo attack.
Marty took thousands of photos during his travels and has put the best of the best into his seven continents multi-media show, Around the World in 50 Minutes. Filled with stunning photos, little-known facts, and humorous stories, Marty’s show is both entertaining and educational.
Here are some quotes from his shows:
“Marty puts on a wonderful show! Every minute is jam packed with exciting and entertaining stories and wonderful photos. I highly recommend this program. Your entire campus is guaranteed to love it!”
—Shannon Mewborn, Director of Student Life, University of South Carolina Sumter
“Marty’s presentation of wildlife and his travels to the seven continents was amazing! His energetic and enthusiastic character brought each picture to life and there was always a fascinating story behind each photo! This has been one of the best lectures we have had at the college and I would bring him back in a heartbeat!”
—Katie Leao, Coordinator of Student Life, Western Nevada College
“Marty Essen’s show was a magic carpet ride. It was simply outstanding!”
—Yih Tsao, Co-Chair InterCulture Committee, University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Thank you so much for coming to OSU and giving us one of the most inspiring presentations ever. People were amazed by your captivating photos and your journeys across the globe.”
—Phi Vu, ISOSU Program Coordinator, Oregon State University
“Marty Essen is a classy professional from start to finish. He entertained a standing room only crowd, wowing them with his pictures and humor. Students enjoyed the show and continued to talk about it for days following his presentation. I highly recommend Marty Essen and Around the World in 50 Minutes.”
—Paula L. Wilmot PhD, Director of Co-Curricular Education and Programming, Clarkson University (New York)
Recent standing-room-only performances include:
Clarkson University, New York
Lehigh University, Pennsylvania
Pensacola State College, Florida
Chattanooga State Community College, Tennessee Catawba College, North Carolina Viterbo University, Wisconsin Cloud County Community College, Kansas Penn State Hazleton, Pennsylvania Cerro Coso Community College, California Prescott College, Arizona Howard Community College, Maryland Davidson County Community College, North Carolina
Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents is an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Book that has won six national awards for travel-essay writing, including the Benjamin Franklin Award, the National Indie Excellence Award, and the Best Books Book Award. In addition, it won a first place award at the 2009 Green Book Festival in Los Angeles and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune named it a Top-10 Green Book.
See the show everyone on campus will be talking about!