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A Wild Promise: Exploring Alaska’s Prince William Sound

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Saint Louis Zoo
Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY– Click Venue Below for Directions)

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North lot or on the street in Forest Park.

awl_logo_new_blue-copy— lecture and book signing

Special thanks to A Wild Promise sponsor, the Alaska Wilderness League.

Featured Speaker: Debbie S. Miller, award-winning Alaskan author and educator

Prince William Sound has the highest concentration of tidewater glaciers in America, with a coastal wilderness like no other. Join Alaska author Debbie S. Miller on an exploration of this magnificent and dramatic environment shared by bears and salmon, sea otters and humpback whales, puffins and bald eagles. Debbie spent five years paddling and hiking along numerous fjords and collaborated with Alaska photographer Hugh Rose to create a book about this vulnerable, extraordinary place:  A Wild Promise:  Prince William Sound. Learn how you can help protect one of Alaska’s beautiful wild places.

A Wild PromiseCopies of A Wild Promise: Prince William Sound will be available for purchase and signing by the author, following the presentation.

About the Author

A lover of wild places, Debbie Miller has explored and written about Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife for more than four decades. She is the author of Midnight Wilderness: Journeys in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Braided River, 2011), On Arctic Ground: Tracking Time Through Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve (Braided River, 2012), and numerous award-winning children’s nature books about Alaska.

About the Photographer

Hugh Rose has spent the last twenty-five years exploring and photographing Alaska’s natural beauty, wildlife, birds, plants, and geology from his base in Fairbanks. As a freelance photographer and naturalist-guide, his focus is the Arctic and Prince William Sound, but he began his career in Denali. He has spent the last twenty years working with Dean Rand on the Discovery as a naturalist while also photographing the Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area.

A Wild Promise is a Science Seminar Series presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Saint Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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