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The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

— a photographic journey and book signing with…
Steven Kazlowski, wildlife photographer and author, The Last Polar Bear.

A formidable hunter and powerful swimmer, the polar bear thrives in the harsh demands of the Arctic’s wild landscape. But the polar bear and this fragile land are in peril. Human consumption of fossil fuel and global warming are weakening the edge ice and shortening the season during which the ice is close enough to shore for polar bears to move easily between floes and onshore denning areas. Many biologists and climatologists believe that without significant changes in our energy use and technologies, by century’s end, the polar bear will be the first to disappear altogether from the Arctic ecosystem, where it is integral to the web of life that flourishes on the Arctic ice pack.

During the past eight years, wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski has amassed an unparalleled photographic portfolio of the polar bear in its changing Arctic world. In this thoughtful dialogue and stunning photo essay, he shares his images and observations, anecdotes of life among the bears, the challenges and adventures of photographing in the Arctic, and what every citizen can do to make a difference.

Steven’s photos have been featured in National Wildlife, Audubon, Vanity Fair, TIME for Kids, Backpacking, and Canadian National Geographic. Visit Steven’s web site at http://www.lefteyepro.com

Book signing, The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World, with author Steven Kazlowski, following talk.

Special thanks to the Alaska Wilderness League
http://www.alaskawild.org/

for sponsoring, “The Last Polar Bear.”

All Seminars are held in The Living World (north side of Zoo),
Parking FREE in Zoo North Lot.

FREE & OPEN to ALL.

For more information call 314-533-8586 or email mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Time:
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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