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NYC - Members' Dinner w/ Jon Bowermaster

Kayaking Around the World with Jon Bowermaster

A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker Bowermaster's ten-year-long OCEANS 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak during the past ten years, on expeditions ranging from the Aleutian Islands to Vietnam, French Polynesia to Chile/Argentina/Bolivia, Gabon to Croatia and Tasmania to Antarctica. Seeing the world from the seat of a sea kayak has given Bowermaster a one-of-a-kind look at both the health of the planet's ocean and the lives of the nearly four billion people around the globe who depend on them. His eight-part film series documenting the OCEANS 8 project has shown in 150 countries on the National Geographic Channel.

Recently named one of a dozen Ocean Heroes by the National Geographic Society, Jon’s website and blog (Notes from Sea Level) continues his reporting on the world’s coastlines, the people who live along them and issues of importance to anyone interested in and concerned about the planet’s one ocean.

Author of twelve books, Jon’s most recent are "Descending the Dragon" about his travels in Vietnam published by National Geographic Books and “Wildebeest in a Rainstorm,” a collection of profiles of our most intriguing conservationists and explorers and published by Menasha Ridge Press. His companion book to the Jacques Perrin/DisneyNature film “Oceans” was published alongside the premiere of the film on Earth Day 2010.

Jon’s most recent documentaries are “Terra Antarctica, Rediscovering the Seventh Continent,” “What Would Darwin Think? Man v. Nature in the Galapagos” and the prize-winning “SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories.”

His most recent film -- “Dear Governor Cuomo” -- looks at the controversy surrounding fracking in New York State.

Jon’s next film, due in Spring 2014, is the first 3D film to be shot in Antarctica. “On the Edge, Antarctica 3D” begins distribution through museums and science institutions around the globe beginning Spring 2014.

Bowermaster lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Date: 02/27/2014

Time: 6:00 Reception, 7:00 Dinner, 8:00 Lecture

Location: NYC Headquarters, 46 E70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $65

Guest Ticket Price: $70

Reservation Notes:

Dinners are open to Members and their guests.
Non-members are welcome to attend as nominal guests of Daryl Hawk MN’98, organizing chair of The Explorers Club Members Dinners.
To make a reservation please email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the Club at 212-628-8383.

Cancellation/”No Show” Policy:

* If a reservation is canceled after Tuesday, Feb 25th there will be No Refund of the ticket price.
* There are no refunds for a “No Show” to a catered event.

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