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Online Lecture: The Arctic — The Quest for the North Pole

Program No. 24802RJ
Join us on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at 12 p.m. (ET)/ 9 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the history of explorations to the North Pole.
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At a Glance

Join Nicole Flores, polar expedition guide, for an engaging lecture charting the fascinating history of the North Pole expeditions. Discover the stories of extraordinary pioneers such as Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary and Roald Amundsen and the blend of courage, determination and innovative strategies that empowered them to navigate one of the planet's most formidable environments. Gain insight into their triumphs, setbacks and the significant sacrifices made in their relentless pursuit of this last frontier of earthly exploration. This presentation will take you on a journey, starting with Sir John Franklin's lost expedition in 1845, and weave through the most notable and contentious American pursuits, to reveal which of these pioneers first set foot on the North Pole. Join us for a celebration of the resilient human spirit and unravel the mysteries shrouding this icy realm.

General Notes

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.

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