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Exploration at the Extremes: National Geographic Society CEO Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler
June 7 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
photo by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic
In “Exploration at the Extremes,” National Geographic Society CEO Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler and Appalachian State University professor Dr. Baker Perry spotlight immersive expeditions and one-of-a-kind storytelling from the roof of the world to the depths of the ocean.
This free and open-to-the-public event will serve as the keynote for the 11th annual Appalachian Energy Summit and is a must-attend for anyone interested in understanding more about the threats that climate change and biodiversity loss pose to the future of our planet. Dr. Tiefenthaler will share how the Society is building on its legacy of dauntless exploration by creatively leveraging cutting-edge science and storytelling — from historic scientific expeditions to award-winning filmmaking — to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world. Dr. Perry will showcase his experiences and research as a National Geographic Explorer during expeditions to Mount Everest and the Tropical Andes.
Dr. Tiefenthaler and Dr. Perry will also engage in a Q&A offering insights into how the National Geographic Society pushes boundaries to generate new solutions to protect our planet and its people. Please join us for this engaging, informative and awe-inspiring event!
TICKETS are FREE* and available at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers Street, Boone.
*Patrons may pick up tickets in advance or at Will Call the evening of the talk, or e-tickets may be requested by phone.
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PARKING is free on campus after 5pm. For further parking information or a map, please see www.parking.appstate.edu.