Week Two :: July 1–July 8

The Human Lens: Origins, Exploration and Preservation
In Partnership with National Geographic

As a species, as communities, and as individuals, we have altered our physical world, with both beneficial and devastating effects. From our earliest history, humanity’s movement across the globe—driven by survival and curiosity—has impacted our environment. With such exploration also comes a greater understanding of our relationship to the planet. From the depths of the ocean to the plains of Africa, humans are searching for ways to make positive change and help protect the ecosystems and species that contribute to our essential biodiversity on Earth. During this week, in partnership with National Geographic and a renowned team of explorers and scientists, we look at our past, present and future impact on the planet.

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10:45 a.m. Lectures

Morning Lectures

Events

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 | 10:45am

    Lee R. Berger

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    Paleoanthropologist, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence

    Lee R. Berger is an award-winning researcher, explorer, author and palaeoanthropologist. In addition to being the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Prize for Research and Exploration...



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  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | 10:45am

    Shah Selbe

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    Engineer and conservation technologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer

    Shah Selbe was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013 for his creation of FishNET, a platform approach harnessing technology to detect...



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  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 10:45am

    Brian Skerry

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    National Geographic Photography Fellow

    Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments, covering such environments for National Geographic since 1998. In 2014 he was named a National Geographic Photography Fellow.



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  • Friday, July 07, 2017 | 10:45am

    Sarah Parcak

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    Space archaeologist, National Geographic Fellow

    Sarah Parcak is a National Geographic Society Archaeology Fellow and an Egyptologist, who uses futuristic tools to unlock secrets from the past and transform the way discoveries are made.



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