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Evening Lectures cover a wide range of maritime topics and are presented by nationally and internationally recognized authors, filmmakers, historians, scientists and other experts in their fields. Lectures are FREE, and hosted on Zoom unless noted otherwise. Advance registration is required.

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Upcoming lectures:


The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us

Thursday, November 18, 2021 • 7 PM (ET)

Presented by John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the presentation:
“An eye-opening and enchanting book by one of our major scientist-explorers.” — Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper’s Wife
 
Journey with “CanopyMeg,” also nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, as she takes us on an adventure into the “eighth continent” of the world’s treetops. Come hear about Meg’s journey as a tree scientist, and her expertise with climate action and forest conservation. Meg connects to audiences across what she calls the “K through Gray” spectrum, meaning just about everyone.
 
“CanopyMeg,” a biologist, botanist, and conservationist, is also the world’s first global arbornaut (i.e., treetop explorer). More than 30 years ago, she first climbed tropical trees using ropes and a slingshot and planned one of the world’s first walkways. Meg’s mantra is, “No child left indoors!”
 
Image credit: Photo courtesy of the TREE Foundation.
 


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PAST LECTURES:

A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes

September 24, 2020
Presented by Eric Jay Dolin, best-selling author


View this lecture on our Mariners’ Museum YouTube Channel

Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition

October 22, 2020
Presented by Buddy Levy, author and journalist


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Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars

November 12, 2020
Presented by Andrew Rader, author and SpaceX mission manager


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Virginia Waterways and the Stories of Freedom Seekers in the Underground Railroad

February 4, 2021
Presented by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, author and dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University


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Robert N. Macomber & John V. Quarstein

War in the Tropics: Two Authors Talk About the Role of
Florida and the Caribbean in the Civil War

March 11, 2021
Presented by Robert N. Macomber and John V. Quarstein, renowned historians and authors


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Guiding Lights:The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women

April 8, 2021
Presented by Shona Riddell, author


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MUSEUMS: Behind the Scenes with Leslie Mueller

May 20, 2021
Presented by Leslie Mueller, host of the television series Museum Access


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The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP)

August 26, 2021
Presented by: Karen Loew, COGAP artist and Chair of the COGAP Committee/Salmagundi Club


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The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History

September 30, 2021
Presented by: John S. Sledge, author and senior architectural historian for the Mobile Historic Development Commission


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