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Alaska: People and Place in an Age of Climate Change

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Saint Louis Zoo Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
(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.

— stories, music, and book signing with Kim Heacox

awl_logo_new_blue-copy Special thanks to program sponsor, the Alaska Wilderness League.

Featured Speaker:
Kim Heacox, American writer, photographer, and musician

Join us for an evening with author, photographer, and musician Kim Heacox. Kim weaves together story, humor and music to capture the wild beauty of Alaska, the importance of community, and the urgency of climate change. Kim is a former park ranger in Glacier Bay National Park and the author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed memoir, The Only Kayak (2005), and the novel, Jimmy Bluefeather (2015), the only work of fiction to ever win the National Outdoor Book Award, plus five books published by National Geographic. He appeared in the 2009 Ken Burns film The National Parks and has been featured on NPR’s Living on Earth program. His feature articles have appeared in Audubon, Travel & Leisure, Wilderness, Islands, Orion, and National Geographic Traveler. Kim is a long time resident of Alaska.

Praise for Jimmy Bluefeather


Part quest, part rebirth, Heacox’s debut novel spins a story of Alaska’s Tlingit people and the land, an old man dying, and a young man learning to live.
—Kirkus Reviews

Heacox, an exquisite writer, presents us with an Alaska true to its self, beautifully drawn.
—Anchorage Daily News


Photo Credit: Kim Heacox

and for The Only Kayak

This book is about learning to walk with purpose. It’s about a lot of things, actually—
love, community, heartbreak, hope for people and place. It’s about how living an unexamined life is far riskier than sleeping on a beach with bears.
—Anchorage Daily News

Books available for purchase and signing by the author following the presentation.

Alaska: People and Place in an Age of Climate Change is a Science Seminar Series presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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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