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Shattered Arctic

Monday, December 9, 2013 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Conservation Conversations Series

Featured Speaker: Randall Hyman, professional photojournalist and writer. His photo essays and articles have appeared in Smithsonian, National Wildlife, American History, British Heritage, Wildlife Conservation and various National Geographic publications.

Randall Hyman takes his audience exploring glaciers, sitting astride icebergs, peering down seal holes in the frozen Arctic Ocean and edging along sheer cliffs amid breeding seabirds. From mid April through early August of this year, Hyman traveled the Norwegian Arctic as an Independent Fulbright Scholar on research ships, coast guard vessels, snowmobiles and ice floes collecting stories, photos and videos about Norway’s struggle with climate change. Norwegian scientists are racing to understand carbon cycle mechanisms, species interactions and long-term climate outlooks as sea ice vanishes and Arctic temperatures continue to climb twice as fast as the global average. If the Arctic is the testing ground for rapid climate change, Norway, with its abundant wealth and excellent environmental record, may be the world’s best test case for how to deal with realities on the ground.

Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.

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Date:
Monday, December 9, 2013
Time:
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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