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Public Lecture Series with David Harrison - Monday, June 18

Indigenous peoples around the world are stewards of most of the planet’s biodiversity, and also possess the greatest linguistic and cultural diversity. These three domains—Environment, Language, Culture—are critically interconnected. As entire domains of knowledge about the natural world vanish with disappearing languages, humanity’s ability to sustainably manage diverse ecosystems diminishes. Plant and animal species that are well known to local people but not yet known to science enter a twilight of extinction risk. As a Linguist and Anthropologist, David Harrison spent the last two decades working closely with indigenous communities to help sustain their languages and knowledge.

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Members Only Event: “I’ll Take Manhattans” The history and origins of aromatic bitters - Wednesday, June 20

Join James Beard Award-winning mixologist and author Dale DeGroff for a lively tasting and presentation on the origins and history of aromatic bitters. Learn about key botanicals and spices found in bitters and participate in a tasting of five different types of bitters, first on their own, then paired with a Rye Manhattan. The tasting provides an opportunity to experience flavor profiles of a variety of styles of aromatic bitters, while exploring the history of how these botanicals were discovered and helped shape history. Following the presentation guests will enjoy Manhattans and hors d'oeuvres in the Library and terrace.

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Visiting Explorer Program with Damien Mander - Monday, July 9

From Zimbabwe: Akashinga – Nature Protected by Women - Frontline Conservationist & Club Member Damien Mander to present with the Women Warriors of Akashinga: Nyaradzo Hoto and Petronella Chigumbura. Akashinga (meaning the Brave One’s) is a new and innovative way of doing conservation in an industry where women are outnumbered on the frontlines to men by up to 100:1. The primary strategy of Akashinga is female empowerment. This generates the greatest leverage in family and community development and conservation becomes a direct beneficiary. The Nature Conservancy states: “A growing body of evidence suggests that empowering women is the single biggest force for positive change in the world today.”

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9th Annual Three Island BBQ - "The Journey Continues: Kon-Tiki" - Thursday, July 12

This year’s evening theme will be Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki journey to the Polynesian islands. Kon Tiki left Callao Peru on the afternoon of April 28, 1947 and arrived 101 days later traveling 4,300 miles to land at an islet off Raroia atoll in the Tuamotu group of Polynesian islands simulating what was believed to be pre-Columbian materials and technologies; the journey may have been the moon walk of its day. The Explorers Club flag was flown atop the balsa raft during its voyage. The Explorers Club 3 Island BBQ will celebrate this expedition featuring the food and drinks of a Polynesia BBQ.

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President’s Video Report - Live Stream How-To

Fellow Explorers,

Did you know that you could watch all our Club Lectures at home or in the field?

We’re thrilled to share our “how-to” video that will enable you to watch our live-streamed Lecture Series.  The Explorers Club has been hosting lectures since 1932, and some of the world’s most prominent men and women of science have lectured at our headquarters.  You can view these extraordinary lectures each Monday evening live-streamed right from your computer or smart phone.

Join us now as we take a closer look on how you can take part.

The 2018 Lowell Thomas Awards - Call to Nominations - Deadline Extended!

Engineering Exploration

October 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts

As a community dedicated to preserving the instinct to explore, we have always valued curiosity, determination, and ingenuity. For the 2018 Lowell Thomas Awards, we will celebrate individuals who have demonstrated the skills necessary to engineer a successful expedition.

The term “engineer” is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning to “contrive or devise.” Therefore a qualified candidate should possess the ability to orchestrate and execute noteworthy field expeditions. A nominee may be a technical engineer or coordinator, but he or she may also be an invaluable participant or someone without whom the logistics or success of an expedition would not be possible.

Candidates could include, for example:

•   Field scientists crafting unique solutions to complex problems;
•   Educators or explorers who highlight the importance of mechanical and procedural innovation;
•   Individuals who, by their work, have inspired exploration (including, but not limited to conservation, anthropology, archeology, or any of the other field sciences);
•   Artists, photographers, and documentary filmmakers whose work utilizes or highlights a genuine sense of invention in applied science.

ECAD 2018 Photos

Click Here to View the Galleries

We are happy to share photo galleries from our 114th Annual Dinner, held last month at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Celebrating Next Generation Exploration, the dinner was a tremendous success - honoring the best and brightest in exploration.

The galleries are broken into 3 folders, each named after the photographer who took the photos. All photos are available for download directly off the google drive folder.

Please feel free to download and share the photos on your personal social media pages, and with your friends! If you have any interest in using the photos for media or commercial purposes, please direct inquiries to Kevin Murphy at Club Headquarters - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Also, in case you missed it, be sure to check-out our latest President’s Video Report, highlighting the Club’s ECAD weekend along with our latest activities and a “video look” at our Chapters around the world, click here to launch the video.

Lastly, if you’d like to see some of the tremendous press coverage of the dinner, please click here to download a PDF of coverage, compiled by Edelman PR.

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