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Journal Journeys: Discovering the Uncharted Frontiers of Science, Technology, and Human Potential — Join The Explorers Journal for a special event with authors Terry Garcia & Chris Rainier

We live at a remarkable moment in time. The 21st century promises to be the greatest age of exploration and discovery in human history.

There is still so much to explore on our planet and beyond, as well as within ourselves. Exploration is about discovering new places, understandings, and species, but it is about so much more. Sometimes it means going to old places and seeing them with new eyes and revealing hidden truths.

Sometimes it involves looking back, understanding the past and reaching from the darkness into the light. One thing is certain: despite the impressive extent of our accumulated knowledge, we have barely scratched the surface of our understanding of our world.

Who are the people pushing the boundaries of knowledge? Who are the explorers?

Join exploration legends Terry Garcia and Chris Rainier, alongside special guests featured in their new book The Future of Exploration, for a one-night special event which answers those exact questions.

This will be a one-of-a-kind evening addressing the most pressing questions of our time.

Don’t miss it, and grab a signed copy for the holidays!

 

Wednesday November 1 at Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

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The Future of Exploration

6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Program Begins
8:15 pm Q&A to follow
Speakers

Terry Garcia

Terry Garcia was the Executive Vice President and Chief Science and Exploration Officer for the National Geographic Society for seventeen years and was responsible for the Society’s core mission programs, including those that supported and managed more than 300 scientific field research, conservation, and exploration projects annually. Under his leadership, the Society’s science, exploration, and education programs experienced significant growth in both global impact and prominence. In June 2010, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. He investigated the root causes of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and made recommendations on how to prevent future incidents. In 2011, he received Peru’s highest civilian award, La Orden del Sol del Perú, for his role in helping repatriate a collection of ancient artifacts taken from Machu Picchu in 1912. Prior to joining National Geographic, Terry was the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere for the US Department of Commerce, and the Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He also served as NOAA’s General Counsel from 1994 to 1996. Terry is currently the President of Exploration Ventures, a company providing strategic advice and counsel to global clients in a range of sectors.

Chris Rainier

Chris Rainier is a documentary photographer and filmmaker and a National Geographic Explorer. In the early 1980s, Chris was Ansel Adams’ last photographic assistant and helped Adams with the use of his photography to help conserve many of the American National Parks. In 2002, he was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award by The Explorers Club and in 2014, he was elected a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society for his work in cultural preservation. Chris was a National Geographic Society Fellow as director of the All Roads Photography Program and co-director of the Enduring Voices Project, both focused on the preservation of traditional cultural knowledge. He has led expeditions to all seven continents and the North Pole and was one of several skydivers to set the world record for skydiving over Mount Everest. In 2000, Rainier led an expedition by camel into the heart of the Sahara Desert. Chris’ photographs and books are archived in the collections of museums including The International Center of Photography New York, The George Eastman House Museum in Rochester, New York, The Australian National Museum, The United Nations, UBC Anthropology Museum in Canada, The Field Museum Chicago, the National Geographic Society and The Royal Geographical Society. He is the co-founder and CEO of The Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation, a global charitable foundation focused on preserving traditional culture and land.

November 1,2023
November 1, 2023
6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Program, Q&A to follow
6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Program, Q&A to follow
Terry Garcia & Chris Rainier
Terry Garcia & Chris Rainier
Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021
Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021
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