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Young Explorers Program

Young Explorers Program

Summit 50x_All Rooms_All Day

Summit 50x_All Rooms_All Day

Young Explorers Program

Summit 50x - NY Catering

Summit 50x - NY Catering

Rolex - OWUSS Symposium

Annual OWUSS Symposium
2nd floor
Morning /afternoon event
Request by Dustin Longest on 4/4/18

Empowers Africa Event_Member’s Lounge and Second Floor

Sam Mehta - A Trilogy of Nations

Young Explorers Program

Spence School_Second Floor_Evening

Young Explorers Program

Hold - Adventure Canada Event

Polar Film Festival 2019

Polar Film Festival 2019

Polar Film Festival 2019

Young Explorers Program

Young Explorers Program

Herbert Gould_NYIOLIS Event

Public Lecture Series with Anthony Watts - "Mountains in the Sea"

The oceans make up 76% of Earth’s surface, yet we know little of the nature of the seafloor that lies beneath. This lecture will trace the history of seafloor exploration, from the 19th century, through World War II, to the present-day. Dr. Watts will show that mountains, the majority of which are volcanic in origin, litter the seafloor. He’ll use acoustic imagery to illustrate these mountains and the role they play as a recorder of tectonic plate movement and Earth’s magmatic pulse, then discussing their scientific and societal significance.

One of the mysteries of the sea are the large number of mountains (or “seamounts” as they are more commonly known) that rise up on the seabed and, in a few cases, break surface to form ocean islands. Volcanic in origin, seamounts are widely scattered throughout the world’s ocean basins, especially in the west-central Pacific. Recent estimates suggest there as many as 200,000 seamounts with heights that range from 0.1 to 6.7 km above the surrounding seafloor. Seamounts are generally circular in shape, have pointed, star-shaped, curved, or flat tops, and are often capped by a coral reef. Seamounts are of geological interest because they record the motions of Earth’s tectonic plates and the magmatic ‘pulse’ of its deep interior. They are also significant as ocean ‘stirring rods’, biodiversity ‘hotspots’, and hazards for megathrust earthquakes, submarine landslides, and navigation. Statistical studies suggest that there are as many as 24,000 seamounts higher than 1 km that still remain to be discovered. The charting of these seamounts and the determination of their summit depth, height and age and is one of a number of major challenges facing marine geoscientists in the future.

Tony Watts is Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford in the UK. He received his BSc. in Geology and Physics from University College, London and his Ph.D in Marine Geophysics from the University of Durham. After graduating, he joined the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Canada and then the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, New York, USA. He has participated in some 20 cruises of scientific research ships to each of the world’s ocean basins and has been involved in all aspects of the acquisition, reduction, and interpretation of marine geological and geophysical data. His current research is focused on the structure and evolution of the Brazilian and Namibian rifted continental margin, the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain, and the Tonga-Kermadec island arc – deep-sea trench system. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the European Geophysical Union and The Royal Society.

Date: Monday, Dec. 3

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price: $5 with valid student ID

Reservation Notes:

Click here to purchase tickets online

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a reservation, you may also call us at 212.628.8383 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Hold - Caving Event

Hold - Caving Event

Hold - Caving Event

Hold - Adventure Canada - Inuit Art Event

Visiting Explorer Program_Alvaro

Public Lecture_David Grann

Maya’s Wedding

Maya’s Wedding

Young Explorers Program

Friends Of Alta Fundraiser

Visiting Explorer Program_Ferguson

Public Lecture Series with Adrian Hayes

Hold - Sea Stories

Julie Russ Arizona State Second Floor

Christine Dennison Private Event_Second Floor

Visiting Explorer_Mark Wood_Head of English/Irish Chapter

Public Lecture Series with Daniel Taylor

Yeti - Ecology of a Mystery

Hold - Boy Scouts - Exploration Merit Badge event

Carl Safina Dinner Second Floor

LEWA Dinner

Public Lecture Series with George Kouronis

Angry Volcanoes, October 26th

Date: Monday, October 26

Charlie Wittmack Wedding

The 2018 Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner


Save the Date!


October 27, 2018

in Boston, MA


Nominate a Candidate for the Lowell Thomas Award!
Submissions due May 11

Hold - Chris Burkard Photographer Event

Ann Passer Hold - ask her for more info - visiting explorer set-up

Ryan Pyle, Chinese Turkistan

Hold - Space Stories 2018

Hold - Fergus Beeley Screening & Dinner - Gallery

Guenevere Domdom_The Gallery

Ann Passer_Possible Club Screening_Second Floor

Michael Palin (book sale and lecture) - Clark Room

50x Summit_All Day_All Rooms

50x Summit_All Day_All Rooms

Public Lecture Series with Sarah Yeomans - "Exploring the Past with New Technology"

Exploring the Past with New Technology: Climate, Epidemics and the Fall of an Empire

At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from Britain to Egypt, from Spain to Iraq. The western Roman Empire lasted almost a thousand years. How such a mighty civilization fell – and why – has been a preoccupation of historians since at least the 18th century. But today, as new technology develops that can be applied to the field science of archaeology, we are able to understand more about the past than ever before. Innovations in environmental and biological sciences are giving us tools to add another significant piece to the puzzle that is the “fall of Rome.” Rome’s relationship with the environment, the dynamics of climate change, and the biological consequences of both are now understood to have heavily impacted the great empire, and contributed significantly to its ultimate demise. This presentation explores an integrated approach and the ways in which the science of the present helps us understand the events of the past, and how climate change, environmental exploitation and epidemic disease contributed to the collapse of one of the world’ greatest civilizations.

Sarah Yeomans is an archaeologist specializing in the Imperial period of the Roman Empire with a particular emphasis on religions and ancient science. She is faculty in the department of Religious Studies at West Virginia University and is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Southern California. She is also the Director of Educational Programs at the Biblical Archaeology Society in Washington DC. A native Californian, Sarah holds a M.A. in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield, England and a M.A. in Art History from the University of Southern California. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Israel, Italy, Turkey, France, and Hawaii. England. She is a Mayers Fellow at the Huntington Library and Museum in Los Angeles and a Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California. She is generally happiest when covered in dirt, roaming archaeological sites somewhere in the Mediterranean region.

Date: Monday, Oct. 15

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price: $5 with valid student ID

Reservation Notes:

Click here to purchase tickets online

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a reservation, you may also call us at 212.628.8383 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Barbara Haynes & Howard Wedding_Second Floor_Daytime

Hold - Wedding - Alessandra DeBenidetti

Christine Dennison

Visiting Explorer Program_Robert Nickelsberg_Gallery

Sean Holland_Non-Profit Organization Event

Michelle_Artist Dinner_Second Floor_Gallery

Club Closed - Columbus Day

Karen Brown Wedding

50x Summit_All Day_All Rooms

50x Summit_All Day_All Rooms

50x Summit_All Day_All Rooms

Robert Laidley_Electromagnetic Pulse Event

Cristina Haus_Second Floor_Evening

Sheikh’s Event

faanya - private - hold

See Britt

20 ppl, just the Lib/Terrace
Cocktail reception

hold - maud anniversary

see britt
2nd floor

50x Summit_All Day_All Rooms

50x Summit_All Day_All Rooms

Hold - Tim Palmer Rivers Event

Via Ann Passer - she is getting us more info soon

Robert Moore Daytime Awards Event_2nd Floor_Board Room

t- hold - field trip

see Ann

Faanya - Private Event

2nd floor
6 to 9

20 ppl
Cocktail party, see Britt

Public Lecture Series with Dr. Charles Peters

Managing the Wild: Stories of People and Plants and Tropical Forests

For the past thirty-five years, Dr. Charles Peters has been involved in a variety of projects focused on the management of tropical forests in collaboration with local communities. This work has taken him to Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and tropical Africa, and to some of the largest and most remote tracts of tropical forest on the planet.

In this lecture, he’ll be sharing the results from some of these projects and highlighting the utility of involving indigenous communities in the conservation and management of tropical forests.

In some cases, his community interactions were wildly successful. In many others, the pattern of forest exploitation notably improved at the community level and a handful of villagers became quite skillful with the concepts and tools and methodologies needed to manage their forests. And, in a few places, his time with local people and their forest represented only a temporary distraction from more pressing issues that the community was facing.

All of these interactions, however, produced a fascinating group of stories, and many of them describe something radically different from what we usually hear. Dr. Peters will offer insights as to how local indigenous peoples know a lot about managing tropical forests and that they can be much better at it than we are.

His presentation will present selected stories from his work with indigenous communities, and offer a broad overview of contemporary resource use in the tropics. Such an overview, hopefully, will paint a more realistic picture of the relationship between people and plants in tropical forests, and will suggest ways to develop more effective and equitable strategies for the long-term conservation of these unique ecosystems.

Charles M. Peters is Kate E. Tode Curator of Botany at the Institute of Economic Botany of The New York Botanical Garden and professor of tropical ecology (adjunct) at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Dr. Peters’ research focuses on the ecology and management of tropical forest resources; most of this work is done in close collaboration with local community groups. He has conducted long-term field research in the Peruvian Amazon, Papua New Guinea, Indonesian Borneo, Mexico, and Brazil, and has directed community forestry projects in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Uganda, Cameroon, and most recently in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Dr. Peters is the author of numerous publications, including Sustainable Harvest of Non-timber Plant Resources in Tropical Moist Forest: An Ecological Primer (1994), The Ecology and Management of Non-timber Tropical Forest Resources (1996) and Systematics, Ecology and Management of Rattans in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (2014).

Date: Monday, Sept. 17

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price: $5 with valid student ID

Reservation Notes:

Click here to purchase tickets online

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a reservation, you may also call us at 212.628.8383 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Norm Baker's Memorial Service - Clark Room - Daytime

Date: Saturday, September 15th

Grace Brown_Second Floor_Evening

Hold - Sean Sawyer - Clark Room Evening

Will request via email, on April 30

Michael Bruno_University of Hawaii Alumni Event_Second Floor

Young Explorers Program

Hold - Faanya Private Event - Arias on the East Side 2018

Beryl Consulting Group

Beryl Consulting Group

Club Closed - Labor Day

T-Hold - Jeannie & Anders Knudsen Rehearsal Dinner

Hold - Gracie Event - 2nd Floor - 2-6 pm

Hold - Columbia Mechanical Engineering Chair Summit

Lisa
212.854.0661

T-Hold - Dennis Shapiro - Wedding

Lina Constantinovici

Diedre Brennan_6-8:30

Hold - John Dema BSF Event

9th Annual Three Island BBQ - "The Journey Continues: Kon-Tiki"

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Watercolor by Steve Burnett MR '93

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, with dancing and music provided by one of New York’s best party DJs, Victor Lesser, a principal of Manhattan City Music. Victor is also a band leader and musician. Very casual island and summer attire is suggested. The two most originally dressed festive man and woman in the themes of Polynesia native dress or Kon Tiki’s Crew look alike will each receive a special door prize.

BBQ Feast from the menu include: Hors D’oeuvres such as Plantain Ribbons seasoned with cayenne & black pepper at the bar, Wahoo Tartare in plantain chip cup and Watermelon Radish Bite with smoked tofu, pickled habanero & edible flowers. The main course includes BBQ grilled Polynesian Pork Ribs, Sweet & Sour BBQ Chicken and Hamburgers served on martin rolls, also available will be vegan burgers with a large assortment of condiments to choose from including Polynesian grilled pineapple slices. Salads will include Farmers Market chopped salad and an Island Potato Salad. Pineapple Coconut Dessert bars and assorted mini cookies. Our featured cocktail will be a Polynesian Mai Tai served with light and dark rum and we will also feature a full premium bar and soft drinks.

House Committee Chair: Jonathan M. Conrad MED’87
Vice Chair: Rodney H. Brown MN’02
Committee: Deirdre B. Brennan MR’04, Kellie Gerardi MR’13, Shade Mazer SM’18 , and Gaelin A. Rosenwaks FR’06

Ticket price: $75 - after Friday, July 6th $80

Date: Thursday, July 12

Time: 6:00 pm Check-in and Cocktails, 7:00 pm Dinner Served

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Reservation Notes:

As this is one of our most popular events we encourage you to reserve your tickets now and invite guests. Guests may also make reservations by referring to a member friend’s name and using their own credit card (call the Club to make a reservation if you are a guest or friend).

To secure a reservation, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call us at 212.628.8383.

T-Hold Summer BBQ

See Conrad

T- Hold Summer BBQ

See Conrad

Visiting Explorer Program with Damien Mander

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

Nyaradzo and Petronella’s story in Zimbabwe is an all too familiar one in rural Africa. One an AIDs orphan, the other a victim of serious domestic violence. Both divorced. Both abandoned and unable to support their children. They were not victims of circumstance. They were largely victims of men. Today they are proud wildlife rangers as part of International Anti-Poaching Foundations’s (IAPF) groundbreaking conservation program in Zimbabwe - Akashinga. Their children are in school and they are leaders in their local communities, shifting cultural perception on what women are capable of. Nine months since going operational on the front-lines of poaching in Zimbabwe’s lower Zambezi Valley, the team has made over 50 arrests, shattering local ivory poaching syndicates and paving the way for the future of their families and nature.

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.”

The program employs 100% locally and invests 62% of all operating costs back into the community. This generates an economic alternative to a community that once relied on trophy hunting. Every 34 days, Akashinga is investing the same amount into the local community as what trophy hunting did per annum.

Building upon striking success in reducing rhino losses in Mozambique and drawing on the strong observed correlation between community empowerment/engagement and reducing wildlife crime, IAPF embarked on this ambitious program in the Lower Zambezi Valley. This is an area of significant elephant poaching pressure where highly militarised anti-poaching efforts have achieved limited success. By securing and supporting communities in and around areas set aside for trophy hunting, Akashinga is a new, holistic and sustainable model for large area wildlife conservation which avoids many of the undesirable side effects of traditional adversarial anti-poaching.

Akashinga is fiercely showing the world that women can fulfil the frontline job of a wildlife anger as good as their male counterparts, while showing poachers they mean serious business.

Click here to watch a four minute BBC feature on the program.



Damien Mander was an Australian Naval Clearance Diver, Special Operations Sniper and Iraq War veteran. He project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy in northern Baghdad preparing Iraq’s paramilitary forces for combat. In 2009 he founded the ‘International Anti-Poaching Foundation’ (IAPF) - a multi-national not-for-profit conservation organization working across Southern and East Africa. Damien is the founder of ‘Akashinga – Nature Protected by Women’, an all female conservation model in Africa, and ‘Back-to-Black Roots’, a grass-roots rural vegan moment in African communities. His 2013 TEDx talk on speciesism has been seen more than 7 million times across various platforms. He resides in Zimbabwe with his family.

Date: Monday, July 9

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Reservation Notes:

Click here to purchase tickets online

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a reservation, you may also call us at 212.628.8383 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Adventure Club - Corey - Happy Hour

Happy hour

40+ ppl

No Tour

See Britt

Robert Laidley

Garrett Bowden Event

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