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Presidential Dinner with Gesine Thomson & Jim Fowler

The Explorers Club is proud to present a unique presidential dinner experience featuring one of our most beloved, distinguished members. “Exploring the Future of Exploration through the minds of Gesine Thomson & Jim Fowler” aims to articulate the future of exploration, and where we go to from here.

Jim’s extensive history in field research and public communication, combined with the ingenuity of Gesine's background in sustainable architecture, will meld together habitat, art, inter-relationships, philosophy, and conservation, to provide a rich discussion among the two. The evening will also feature full dinner service and a cocktail reception.

Gesine Thomson is an internationally recognized Architect and Speaker specializing in large scale Community Planning and Sustainable Commercial Growth.

The heart of all of her Architectural and Community Planning projects is set deeply in the roots of each culture and community. While integrating thought breaking innovation to ensure a healthy environment for community growth and social stability, her work reaches into the heritage of each local region to allow a sense of belonging and purpose. These elements are guided to enable a harmonious future existence for the population within their social and natural environments. She has worked on projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Korea, China, Japan and India.

Mrs. Thomson believes in sharing her knowledge and experience in sustainable community planning and the creative process. She lectures extensively around the world.

Jim Fowler, one of the world’s best known naturalists, has presented information about wildlife and wilderness to the American public on television for more than 50 years. He first served with Marlin Perkins as co-host and later became host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, and also hosted Mutual of Omaha’s Spirit of Adventure. Those programs received many awards including four Emmys and an endorsement by the National PTA for family viewing. In addition to ongoing appearances on many network talk shows, Fowler was the wildlife correspondent for NBC’s Today Show and a regular on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Fowler graduated with degrees in zoology and geology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and is internationally recognized as an authority on predatory birds. He pursued a graduate degree by conducting the first studies of the world’s largest eagle, the harpy, in the wilds of the Amazon, and later tracked the movements of the Andean condor in Peru. His studies were interrupted by a career of travel and television.

Since then he has worked with many wildlife and conservation projects throughout the world. In 1994 he received the prestigious Explorers Club Medal, the Club’s highest honor. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from Earlham College and the 2003 Lindbergh Award, which recognizes individuals for significant contributions toward the balance of technology and nature. In 2012, he received the National Conservation Achievement Award in Education from the National Wildlife Federation.

Date: February 11, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Discussion

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

Member Ticket Price: $70

Guest Ticket Price: $80

Reservation Notes:

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