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The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present Missouri River “Floodplain” with conservation photographer and environmental educator Alex Wiles at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

In his richly illustrated program, Wiles will shed light on the unique and elusive biodiversity of the Missouri River basin. Utilizing unique photographic techniques, Wiles will present a clear view of life on the Big Muddy.

“My hope is that my work inspires people to care for this intricate source of life,” says Wiles who is based in Omaha.

Wiles’ interest in conservation initiatives takes him around the world where he documents challenges facing wildlife and the people working to protect it.

Wiles’ work has been featured in: National Geographic – Voices; The Wildlife Conservation Society – Wild View; REPTILES Magazine; NEBRASKAland Magazine; and Fontenelle Forest.

For more information about Wiles’ photography, visit