National Geographic Young Explorers Grants Public Lecture and Workshop


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  • Speaker: William Saturno and Mark Synnott
  • Host Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
  • Date: 09/27/2013 - 09/28/2013
  • Time: 7:00PM

  • Location: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

  • Description:

    Friday, An Evening of Field Research and Exploration
    William Saturno, Mayan archaeologist, and Mark Synnott, climber for The North Face will present together Friday night at a public lecture. Both are spectacular and will provide a fun evening full of science and adventure at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Hosted by Dr. John Francis, vice president of research, conservation and exploration at National Geographic. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Saturno details recent archaeological discoveries in Xultun, Guatemala, and delves into the ongoing mysteries of the enigmatic Maya. Synnott shares highlights of a sailing and climbing expedition around Oman's Musandam Peninsula with his world-renowned team.

    A Young Explorers Grants Workshop will be held at the Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor. Registration: 9:45 a.m. Workshop concludes at 3 p.m. Registration launching soon!

    Further details and promotional materials are forthcoming.


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