The New Era of Exploration: David Thoreson at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

August 25, 2022 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

For centuries, explorers sailed the Earth’s northern waters searching for the Arctic’s Northwest Passage, but they were ultimately lost or turned away by massive amounts of frozen sea ice blocking the passage.

The Arctic’s changing climate has warmed the entire region, leading to less ice and the opening of the infamous passage. While less sea ice brings new sea-lanes for exploring and shipping, it also brings rapid changes to cultures and delicate ecosystems.

Learn about these opportunities and challenges from the first American to sail the Northwest Passage in both directions. Join sailor, explorer and documentary photographer, David Thoreson, as he shares his adventures and conservation stories from the planet’s most remote polar destinations through beautiful photography, engaging first-hand experiences, and an immersive exhibit.  

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