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Book Talk: Conservation Canines with Isabelle Groc

October 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm PDT

Join us for a special book talk with award-winning writer, conservation photographer, book author, and documentary filmmaker, Isabelle Groc.

Conservation Canines by Isabelle Groc

This evening will include a conversation with the writer about her book Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work the Environment.

Isabelle will provide a rare glimpse into dogs’ working lives, celebrate the human-animal bond, and revisit our relationship with dogs in our lives and the natural world. 

Isabelle will share her passion for wildlife conservation and the relationships between people and the natural world, especially about how dogs work with humans to protect endangered wildlife.

There will also be a special canine scent demonstration by Victoria-based dog instructor Janet Parker who will show us how nose work can also benefit pet dogs!

A book signing will be available after the talk and demonstration.

To attend the event, please R.S.V.P to reserve your spot.


The book is available for purchase at the Bateman Gallery shop, online and at the event.


Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment

Awarded Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Awarded 2022 Green Earth Book Awards Honor Book

Winner of the 2022 American Society of Journalists and Authors

A beautiful book, filled with stunning images, on how our best friends are working to make the world a better place. Conservation Canines takes us from British Columbia to Namibia, following the work these incredible dogs and their human handlers are doing to guard some of our planet’s remaining wildlife. A joy to read for both children and adults.

Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
Authors of the New York Times bestseller The Genius of Dogs
Free Admission by Donation