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Over the Horizon: Exploring the Edges of a Changing Planet
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
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.
— lecture and book signing
Special thanks to Over the Horizon sponsor, the Alaska Wilderness League.
Featured Speaker: David Thoreson, Senior Advisor, Geoversiv Foundation; Explorers Club Fellow; TED speaker; and recent participant, Nobel Peace Prize Forum and UN Oceans Conference
David Thoreson brings a unique set of experiences as an explorer of the Earth’s changing climate at the edges of the planet. As an expedition sailor, and photographer, David presents an eye-witness account of the climate change impacts to sensitive Arctic and ocean environments. Thoreson shares his experience of the regions of our world that are changing most rapidly and radically. In this stunning multimedia presentation, Thoreson melds adventure stories, with history, photography, satellite data, wildlife, native villages, and changes in the environment contributing to loss of Arctic ice. He weaves the narrative of active multidisciplinary engagement with the process of climate exploration that is at the heart of the ethical call to action facing us now.
“David Thoreson belongs to a rare breed of adventurer who has the eye of an artist and the ear of an historian. He is articulate, courageous and highly creative.”
— David Rockefeller Jr., Ocean Advocate and Philanthropist
“Thoreson’s authoritative voice, his heartfelt stories, and his splendid images all make Over the Horizon an important, singular work encompassing high-seas escapades, scientific research and hard-earned, first-person reporting from the far edges of the Earth.”
— Herb McCormick, Executive Editor, Cruising World Magazine
Copies of David’s book, Over the Horizon, available for purchase and signing by the author following the presentation.
Over the Horizon: Exploring the Edges of a Changing Planet, is a Science Seminar Series presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo: