Mesa Arts Center and National Geographic announce a riveting line-up of events for the fourth season of the Arizona speaker series. National Geographic Live will showcase four of National Geographic's most beloved explorers.

The lineup includes: America's Great Wildlife Migrations, with National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8; Exploring Mars: The Next Generation, with NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19; and My Wild Life, with Primatologist and National Geographic WILD TV host Mireya Mayor, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.

Four-part series tickets range from $78 to $138 and are available now; single tickets go on sale Aug. 30. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (480) 644-6500, visit www.mesaartscenter.com or visit the box office at 1 E. Main St., Mesa.

National Geographic Live and Mesa Arts Center will also present companion events for area students and educators. Each of the speakers featured in the evening series present a matinee performance specifically geared to students (primarily middle school students). Lessons plans and other related materials are available in preparation for the events. Schools may register on a first-come, first-served basis for these matinees at www.nglive.org/arizona.

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