10/24: National Geographic presents Conrad Anker and Jimmy ChinNational Geographic presents at UW
An Evening of Field Research and Exploration
Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., Kane Hall, room 120
Hosted by UW alum Dr. John Francis, Vice President of Research, Conservation, and Exploration at National Geographic, the program will feature alpinist, adventurer and conservationist Conrad Anker and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jimmy Chin. Conrad and Jimmy will recount their 275-mile journey on foot through the remote Chang Tang Plateau in Tibet to witness the birth of an elusive Tibetan antelope called the chiru at high-altitude calving grounds. Dr. Francis will share highlights of seal research in the Juan Fernandez Islands off of southern Chile, and the very latest on Crittercam technology. This program is free and open to the public.
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants Workshop at UW
Saturday, October 25, 2008, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Mary Gates Hall
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants support individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 in their pursuit of research, exploration, and conservation-based field projects. Grants support projects involving anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, climatology, conservation, geography, geology, mountaineering, paleontology, polar exploration, oceanography, and adventure. On Saturday, October 25, National Geographic explorers, staff, and grant committee members will be at UW for a day of presentations and discussion. Workshop participants will learn how they can become a National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee. The National Geographic representatives will also provide break out groups during which participants can pitch their field project ideas. The workshop is free. Space is limited, so sign up early at http://youngexplorers.washington.edu/.
Both programs are presented in collaboration with the UW College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, and the Undergraduate Research Program.