1st man to reach North Pole alone speaking at Sci-Port | Environment
Polar explorer and environmentalist Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne will talk about his journeys and exploration of the Arctic, Himalayas, Patagonia and more at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Discovery Center on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 3:30 p.m.
Etienne has participated in numerous expeditions to some of the planet's most untarnished landscapes and was the first person to reach the North Pole single-handedly in 1986, after pulling his sled for 63 days in complete solitude. Between 1989 and 1990 he co-led the Trans-Antarctica, the longest ever traverse of the Antarctic continent with sled dogs, over 7 months, covering 4,000 miles.
In the presentation, Oceans & Icecaps: What the poles tell us about our future, he will describe these expeditions among others. A reception will follow the presentation. The cost to attend, which includes Center admission, is $8 for Members and $15 for Non-Members.
“We are excited to bring Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne to Sci-Port as a subject area expert,” said Director of Education & Programs Lou Papai. “[Etienne has] intriguing, real life experience to educate all members of our community on the importance of our polar regions and their impact on earth’s other ecosystems.”
For more information on Sci-Port’s events and special series, visit www.sciport.org/events.