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Personal Adventures and Explorations of the Northwest Passage with David Thoreson
April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
David Thoreson will tell stories about his multiple voyages through the Northwest Passage including brief histories, photography of the landscape, and changes in the environment contributing to the loss of Arctic ice.
With his many extreme expeditions and Midwestern roots, photographer, sailor and explorer David Thoreson has a unique life story. His path has been anything but traditional. Thoreson grew up in a small town in Iowa, learned to sail and love the water as a boy on a glacial lake created by a changing climate. He shares how these experiences lead to a life of exploration and discovery at the far reaches of the globe. David’s book and presentation combine stunning visuals and story-telling about sailing in the ice, lives of native hunters, scientists in the Arctic and ultimately discovering and meeting the issue of climate change face-to-face. Thoreson believes the climate issue to be a game-changer and a powerful uniting force crossing previously unexplored boundaries.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.