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The Explorers Club Announces The 2012 Explorers Club Awards and Honors

To be presented at the 108th Annual Dinner, March 17, 2012.

The theme of the dinner is “How Far is Far: Remote Exploration.”



Lorie Karnath, President, FI’89, Annual Dinner Committee Chair Donald C. Johanson, Ph.D., MED’76, and the Directors and Officers of The Explorers Club Invite you to the 108th Annual Dinner.

The Master of Ceremonies is Robin Esrock and the Keynote Speaker is Ken Burns.


The Explorers Medal - Philip J. Currie, Ph.D., L.L.D. (hon.), FI ‘02
Inspired at the age of six by a plastic dinosaur in a cereal box, Philip Currie has spent his life hunting fossils all over the world and sharing his groundbreaking research into the evolution and behavior of dinosaurs.

The Explorers Medal - Alfred S. McLaren, Capt., USN (Ret.), Ph.D., FE ‘71
Under the ice at the top of the world, Capt. Alfred McLaren began exploring the Earth’s oceans; now his work continues with deep ocean dives to investigate hydrothermal vents and document shipwrecks such as the Bismarck.

The Edward C. Sweeney Medal - Julianne M. Chase, Ph.D., FR ‘97
Julianne Chase has navigated jungles, deserts, and polar ice to study the interaction between human beings and the world they inhabit, working alongside and working to inspire the next generation of explorers.

The Citation of Merit - Frederick P. Selby, FE ‘88

Inspired as a boy by tales of far away places, Fritz Selby has trekked to some of the world’s most remote and mountainous regions, encountering a previously unvisited tribe along the way.

The Citation of Merit - Susan D. Shaw, Dr.P.H., FN ‘07
Through pioneering research and passionate advocacy, Susan Shaw has worked to save the world’s marine habitats and make them available for future generations.

The William Beebe Award - R. T. (Phil) Nuytten, OBC, D.Sc. (hon.), L.L.D. (hon.), FI ‘85
For over forty years, Phil Nuytten has been expanding the limits of the possible with pioneering undersea systems that help us explore, learn about, and ultimately protect the world’s oceans.

The Explorers Club Communications Award - Richard Ellis, ME ‘68

Richard Ellis has travelled to the ends of the earth to study, draw and paint marine mammals, using his remarkable talents to promote their conservation in exhibitions and publications worldwide.

The awards will be presented on March 17, 2012 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City at the 108th Annual Dinner “How Far is Far: Remote Exploration”.

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