Lectures and Special Events
Adventuress' Virgin Voyage: the Borden Alaska Expedition Centennial
May 4, 2014
Relive a shipboard expedition from 1913, in search of a bowhead whale. Tom Baione, Boeschenstein Director of the Museum's Library, recounts the tale of the planning for the Borden Alaska Expedition, led by Museum scientist and explorer Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the schooner The Adventuress. Using images and materials from the Library and Mammalogy Department’s archive, Baione weaves a tale of misadventure in the waters off the territory of Alaska
The story of the sleek ship on its 1913 maiden journey provides a framework for the expedition, which repeatedly averted disaster and inadvertently contributed to bowhead whale conservation. Today the 101-year-old Adventuress, a national historic landmark, continues to ply the waters of the Pacific Northwest as floating environmental classroom
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March 21, 2015
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March 25, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Join us for a very special event as iconic choreographer Karole Armitage premieres a new dance production about climate change and its cultural context created specifically for the Museum's Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
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