Craig Foster

discusses his new book AMPHIBIOUS SOUL with moderator Dr. Doug Mader

Friday, May 17


Helmerich Theater

$40 (includes a copy of Amphibious Soul – Harper Collins, $29.99 – out 5/14/24)

From the creator of the beloved Academy Award winning documentary “My Octopus Teacher” comes Amphibious Soul, Craig Foster’s thrilling memoir of a life spent exploring the most incredible places on Earth–from the Great African Seaforest to the crocodile lairs of the Okavango Delta. Foster reveals how we can attend to the earthly beauty around us and deepen our love for all living things, whether we make our homes in the country, the city, or anywhere in between.

Foster explores his struggles to remain present to life when a disconnection from nature and the demands of his professional life begin to deaden his senses. And his own reliance on nature’s rejuvenating spiritual power is put to the test when catastrophe strikes close to home.

“This book isn’t about learning how to be wild but rather a guide to recognizing and reconnecting with the wild in and around us. It is a book that will inspire hope.” —Jane Goodall

“This book will guide you to find your own wild heart wherever you might live.” — James Cameron

CRAIG FOSTER is one of the world’s leading natural history filmmakers and co-founder of the Sea Change Project. He won the Academy Award for Best Documentary for My Octopus Teacher, and has created over 100 films and documentaries in addition to his photography. He lives in South Africa.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR: DR. DOUG MADER is a triple board-certified veterinary specialist and has been a veterinarian for over three decades. He is is the author of three best-selling medical textbooks, numerous book chapters and scientific publications, and the long-standing pet columns in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Reptiles magazine, and the Key West Citizen. His most recent book, The Vet at Noah’s Ark: Stories of Survival from an Inner- City Animal Hospitalis the winner of the Florida Book Award for nonfiction. Dr. Mader practiced in California for many years, but today lives and works in the Florida Keys.