Into Nature's Wild
Now playing in IMAX® and Giant Screen Theaters
Into Nature’s Wild takes you off the beaten path in search of the hidden wonders of the USA’s epic landscapes and ecosystems. Join Native American astronaut John Herrington, Alaskan pilot and TV personality Ariel Tweto and professional hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis as they journey across the USA. Experience the power of nature in stunning landscapes – from the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon, to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail.
Meet the Trailblazers
About the Trailblazers
The trailblazers who guide Into Nature’s Wild share a passion for connecting people with experiences in the wild. Meet pioneering Native American astronaut, John Herrington; Alaskan bush pilot and youth advocate, Ariel Tweto; and record-breaking, long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis.
John B. Herrington
John B. Herrington is the first member of a federally recognized Native American tribe (Chickasaw) to travel to space. His historic mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was the culmination of years of experience and training. It provided Herrington with a unique perspective that he enjoys sharing with audiences worldwide. After a successful career as an astronaut, he ventured into the commercial space arena and eventually found a new passion. Following a 6,920-kilometer bicycle ride across the USA, Herrington returned to university and earned a doctorate in Education. With humility and humor, John shares his stories of challenge, leadership, motivation and mentorship with diverse audiences of all ages and occupations. His multimedia presentations inspire and entertain, challenging people to seek out the best in themselves and in service to others.
An accomplished private pilot, public speaker and TV personality, Ariel Tweto gained worldwide fame following her appearance in the hit reality series Flying Wild Alaska, which follows her family’s life in Alaska. Born and raised in Alaska, she is the president and founding member of Popping Bubbles, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and helping people from rural communities overcome the barriers that prevent them from living happy and successful lives.
Jennifer Pharr Davis
A hiker, author, speaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis has covered over 22,500 kilometers of long-distance trails on six different continents. In 2011, she covered the 3,500-kilometers Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, maintaining a remarkable average of 75 kilometers per day. By doing this, she claimed the overall (male or female) fastest known time on the “A.T.” and became the first woman to set the mark. She is the founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, a guiding service that strives “to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable” for hikers of all ages, genders and ability levels. She is a strong proponent for women receiving the support they need to excel in the outdoors and workplace. Jennifer has authored seven books, including her first book, Becoming Odyssa, and her critically acclaimed adventure narrative, The Pursuit of Endurance.