Arctic Observations by Peter Ralston

Co-presented by Georges River Land Trust and Herring Gut Learning Center

Peter Ralston, noted photographer and co-founder of the Island Institute, took to the seas last summer for an epic adventure to Greenland and the heart of the Northwest Passage, a 900-mile sea route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Peter will share his observations through conversation, with his photographs as a backdrop on the screen.

Sailing on a 184-foot luxury yacht, Ralston described it as “a privileged front-row seat in the most dramatic theater of rapid climate change on the planet.” Ralston said, “There were many lessons to be learned up north that can be applied to our own changing Gulf of Maine and the fisheries that support so many here.”

Ralston’s photographs document the austere and severe beauty of the arctic landscape, as well as Inuit villages and hunting camps, polar bears, and whales, all under the midnight sun.

This event is cosponsored by Georges River Land Trust and Herring Gut Learning Center.

Free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support the conservation and marine education work of these local organizations.

The Georges River Land Trust has conserved 3,500 acres of natural habitats and working lands in Knox and Waldo Counties and receives 90% of its support through individual donations. For more information about programs, trails, events, and membership visit GeorgesRiver.org or call (207) 594-5166.

Special thanks to our sponsor – the Dip Net Restaurant in Port Clyde!

         
     

Show Dates & Times:

7/30/17 - Sunday

5:30 pm,
Admission: 

Free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit both organizations.

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