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Appearances by Dr. Nancy Merrick


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Nancy Merrick, M.D. is author of “Among Chimpanzees,” founder of, and an inspirational advocate for chimpanzees and forests.

-To learn more about upcoming events, check out the calendar below.

-To have her speak to your audience, enquire at

(Dr. Merrick is on summer hiatus but is booking events for fall 2015 and after)


 Some Upcoming Lectures & Appearances:


– Open to the Public
September 18, 2015–Oakland Zoo, Oakland CAConservation Speaker Series: Creating Hope for Chimpanzees;   

Friday, September 18th from 6:30pm – 9:00pmZimmer Auditorium. Please park in the lower parking lot and proceed to the Maddie’s Center for Science and Environmental Education. Enter the glass doors on the ground level. Cost and Fees: Program Fee: $12-$20 sliding scale. All proceeds benefit the Budongo Snare Removal Project. For more information, check out the website


– Private Events
September 23, 2015–Regents Point Retirement Community, Irvine, CA: Among Chimpanzees.  7 to 8pm.


 Recent Media Coverage and Lectures:

Dr. Josephine Braun and Nancy Merrick at Beckman Institute

Dr. Josephine Braun and Nancy Merrick at Beckman Institute

August 5, 2015–National Geographic Book Talk with Simon Worrall: Online Interview.

April 22, 2015–San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Seminar Series. Beckman Institute for Conservation Research Center

September 29, 2014–New York Tiimes Science Section: Review of Among Chimpanzees, September by Emily Anthes.

August 2014–Sierra Club’s Green Life: Rethinking What It Means to Be Human: Q&A with Author and Chimp Advocate Nancy J. Merrick. (at

July 14, 2015–Beacon Broadside: Happy 55th Anniversary, Jane.

May 9, 2015–Radio Interview with KVTA host Lyn Fairly

November 6, 2014–Science Speaker Series. Discovery Center for Science and Technology: Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes from the Race to Save Man’s Endangered Relatives, Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center..

May 3, 2015 — Fundraiser for Save the Chimps chimpanzee sanctuary, Fort Pierce, FL

March 18,2015 –Videoconference with students in “Visualizing the Environment for Conservation”class at Duke University, Instructors: Erin Espelie and Dr. Anne Pusey

 Other radio interviews have included the Kathleen Dunn Show on Wisconsin Public Radio, and KCLU Public Radio interview with Lance Orozco,November 6, 2014.

Numerous lectures have included community groups like Audubon Society and Sierra Club, All Saints Church in Pasadena, San Diego State University Writer’s Conference, a number of library speaker series, and others.

Book signings and talks have included Stanford University, Book Passage in Corte Madera, Wildlife Conservation Network Expo, Bank of Books in Malibu and Ventura, Little Town Club Book Discussion, and numerous other venues.

Science Speaker series, Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center

Science Speaker series, Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center

Among Chimpanzees has been recommended by New York Times, Stanford Magazine, and Scientific American Online.  It was a nominee for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize on Science and Technology.