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Online Program

Online Lecture: The Southern Ocean — Early Explorations & Lasting Impacts

Program No. 24570RJ
Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT) for a free one-hour lecture and Q&A about some of the early explorations of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
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At a Glance

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Antarctic Circle crossing with a virtual voyage to the Southern Ocean - one of the coldest and harshest regions of our planet. Join Amanda Hunter, Marine Biologist and Polar Expedition Guide, for a lecture on the first explorations of Antarctica and the early sealing and whaling industries in the area. You’ll learn about how these activities laid the foundation for the icy continent that we know, admire and protect today.

General Notes

This free lecture is in loving memory of August Ferretti, passionate lifelong learner and Road Scholar friend. Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.