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The Future of Exploration

In-Person Program

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Monday, May 6, 2024 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0359
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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At this very moment, explorers in some of the most remote and dangerous places on Earth, from the deepest parts of the ocean to the highest mountains to outer space, are enduring unimaginable hardships to expand our knowledge and save what is truly important.

Join former National Geographic executive vice president and chief science officer Terry Garcia and nature and cultural photographer Chris Rainier, a National Geographic Explorer, on a journey with some of the world’s most renowned and respected explorers, scientists, astronauts, visionaries, thinkers, and authors as they discuss their insights about what motivates them, what is left to explore, and why we should care. Following a short presentation, Garcia and Rainier are joined by a few of the explorers for a conversation on the future of exploration.

Garcia and Rainier’s new book, The Future of Exploration: Discovering the Uncharted Frontiers of Science, Technology, and Human Potential (Simon & Schuster), is available for sale and signing.

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