Tickets are on sale now for National Geographic Live Speaker Series, Dangerous Encounters featuring Brady Barr, reptile expert & TV host. The lecture will be held on April 21 at 7:30 PM in the Chesapeake Center at Harford Community College.

Reptile expert Brady Barr has made it his life’s work to study and protect some of the world’s most dangerous and endangered land animals—alligators and crocodiles. He is the first person to capture and study all 23 species of wild crocodilians.

By increasing our knowledge and understanding of these powerful creatures, Barr hopes to save both reptile and human lives. This is even more critical at a time when people are developing communities in wild habitats such as the Florida Everglades, resulting in more frequent attacks on humans.

Barr is currently the host of Dangerous Encounters on Nat Geo Wild. True to the series title, he recently survived an attack by a 12-foot reticulated python while working in waist-deep guano inside a bat cave in Indonesia—an attack that made headlines worldwide. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show, Barr is nationally recognized for his work with reptiles and efforts to preserve them.

A reception with the speaker takes place in the Chesapeake Center from 6:15 to 7 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets to the reception and premier seating at the lecture are $40 per person. Side orchestra seating is $25, and tickets for Harford Community College students and youth aged 17 and under are $10. Visit or call 443-412-2211.

National Geographic Live Speaker Series is sponsored by Harford County Public Library.