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High Country Speaker Series: Jon Waterman


Dec 12, 2019
5:30 pm
Walking Mountains Science Center

Atlas of the National Parks is a first of a kind showcase of America’s most spectacular landscapes that invites newcomers and longtime park visitors alike to experience these magnificent places. Using an inspiring collection of maps, graphics, and photographs, author, Jon Waterman, guides you through each of the 61 stunning national parks, highlighting landscapes, wildlife, unique histories, and future challenges. Weaving the stories of these beloved spaces into authoritative and descriptive guide, the Atlas of the National Parks provides an intimate look into what makes the national park idea so special.  A “Q and A” discussion and book signing will follow his lecture.

Goal: Encourage environmental awareness, inspire positive relationships with the natural world, and to create thought provoking dialogue in our community.
Theme: Our Public Land: Stories of inspiration and stories of challenge.

In its 18th season, the High Country Speaker Series continues to bring dynamic speakers to the Eagle Valley and this year the Eagle Valley Library District and Walking Mountains Science Center brings you topical and engaging stories that will explore our magnificent and invaluable public lands.

Jonathan Waterman has worked as a wilderness guide, magazine editor, park ranger, but more than anything else, he is a writer and photographer. He is renowned for unprecedented mountaineering ascents, long river descents, and arduous wilderness traverses—such as his solo of the Northwest Passage, winter ascent of Denali’s Cassin Ridge, or source to sea descent of the Colorado River.  The National Geographic Society has frequently supported his journeys.  His fourteen books include Chasing Denali (Lyons Press, 2018), Running Dry: A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Colorado River (National Geographic Books, 2010)and Arctic Crossing (Knopf, 2001).  The recognition for his work includes magazine awards, a Special Achievement Award from the National Park Service, a literary fellowship from the National Endowment for the arts, and an Emmy.  Waterman’s upcoming lecture “Going Wild in the National Parks” (based on his new Atlas about America’s parks) features an hour’s worth of Waterman’s storytelling and images about his time chronicling the national parks, their unique histories, and future challenges.  A book signing will follow the lecture.  For more info, please see www.jonathanwaterman.com


Walking Mountains Science Center
318 Walking Mountains Lane
Avon, CO 81620 United States
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