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Dayton Live Presents

Discovery: Nat Geo Live Ronan Donovan

Apr 20, 2020

60 Minutes

No Intermission


This production has been canceled. If you have tickets, please click here and you will be taken to a form where you can tell us what you’d like to do with your tickets.

Born in rural Vermont in the house his father built, Ronan Donovan has spent his adult years immersed in the natural world. A biologist turned photographer and filmmaker, he spent 2011 in the forest canopy studying wild chimpanzees in Uganda, Africa for Harvard University. The experience inspired his desire to use visual storytelling to reach a greater audience. Ronan’s photographic journeys for National Geographic magazine include an entire year living inside Yellowstone National Park documenting the life of wild wolves, covering the human-wildlife conflict between wild chimpanzees and humans in Africa, and hiking volcanoes to photograph mountain gorillas.

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Curriculum Connections:

English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Academic Standards Met:

English Language Arts: RL.3.7; RI.4.3; RL.5.7
Science: Interactions within Habitats; Behavior, Growth and Changes; Interactions within Ecosystems; Species and Reproduction
Social Studies: Places and Regions

Age Recommendation

Best for grades 3-12.


Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please indicate your need for interpreted and/or audio description on your Discovery order form or let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.

Ticket Information


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Natalie Katona

Coordinator – Education & Engagement
937-228-7591, ext. 3039

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