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Member Exhibit Preview + Meet & Greet with David Thoreson
June 18 | 9:00 am - 10:00 amFree
On Saturday, June 18, from 9–10am, members and special guests are invited to meet and greet David Thoreson and get an intimate first look at the brand-new exhibit, An Explorer’s Journey into a Changing Climate. The exhibit showcases the compelling nautical adventures of Thoreson through stunning photography and fascinating personal artifacts, such as journals and exploration equipment. Above all, the exhibit highlights how anyone and everyone can be an explorer and a scientist by observing the world around them.
General museum admission is included in this event registration.
About David Thoreson
David Thoreson is an award-winning photographer, explorer, activist, and author of the autobiographical photo journal, Over the Horizon: Exploring the Edges of a Changing Planet. As the first American sailor in history to sail the Northwest Passage in both directions, Thoreson became an eyewitness to the rapidly changing environment of the Arctic Ocean, leading him to become an advocate for ocean and wilderness protection.
Thoreson has sailed more than 70,000 nautical miles, including below the Antarctic Circle, three times across the Atlantic, eight times over the Arctic Circle, twice around Cape Horn and, in 2009-10, a 28,000-mile circumnavigation of North and South America. His documentary of that voyage was nominated for an Emmy and published in the beautiful photo book, One Island, One Ocean. Now a sought-after speaker on polar, ocean and climate issues, Thoreson has shared his observations at the National Press Club, World Science Festival, TEDx, Nobel Peace Prize Forums, Explorers Club, universities, and institutions across the nation.