Adventure Speaker Series: Afoot and Afloat for 2300 miles with Zach Brown

Meet your fellow Olympia Mountaineers, enjoy some delicious food and learn more about Zachary's amazing Pacific coast adventure.
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Join Zachary Brown (PhD, Stanford University, Arctic climate science) as he speaks about his efforts to create an institute for education and research in wild Alaska.  Inian Islands Institute brings scientists and student groups for field-based courses among the mountains, glaciers, and fjords of Alaska, focused on environmental leadership.  As part of this project, in the summer of 2014 Zachary set off from Stanford University for a 4-month, 2300-mile solo trek up the Pacific coast to Alaska, on foot and by kayak -- and he looks forward to sharing his photos and stories from that grand adventure with you. 

Librarian Maxine Dunkelman will have a selection of books available; contact her at if you have special requests. Visit the Library page for details and a sort-able list of books.    

 Evening Schedule

5:45- Potluck -BRING a dish to share, your own plate and flatware. Eating starts promptly at 6:00

(Reminder:  Arrive early, parking and seating can be a challenge if you arrive late.)

6:15  Social activity -connect with our great outdoor community; grab a beverage, check out or return Mountaineer library books or bear canisters.

6:30 Meet the Mountaineers: meet some very cool, inspiring folks who like to hike, bike, kayak, climb, backpack, and that's not all! We are also very passionate conservationists. Ask us how you can get involved.

6:45 Announcements of up coming classes and events.

7:00 Adventure Speaker Series Presentation: starts promptly at 7pm, please arrive early as parking and seating are limited.