Around the World in 50 Minutes with Marty Essen is a high-energy show, featuring interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of the thousands of photos Marty Essen took while traveling for his six-time award-winning book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.
One part lecture, one part theater, one part slide show, one part comedy—it’s the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it’s all done, they realize just how much they’ve learned.
Marty divides his show into eight segments, covering his adventures and wildlife encounters on each of the seven continents, plus Central America. He talks about endangered species, new scientific discoveries, and the need to protect our environment. After the show, he opens up the floor for questions and engages the audience in a lively discussion.