Sunday, July 24, 2016

National Geographic Hosts "The Geeks" Event

From our friends at National Geographic Live...

This summer, National Geographic is hosting a series of Greek themed events in honor of our new exhibit, The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. National Geographic is hosting “The Geeks” event next week to celebrate the ancient Greeks' discoveries in science, math and history. This event will feature food, happy hour, and stories from six National Geographic Young Explorers fresh from the field. Here are all of the details:

Meet The Geeks!
Molly Ferrill is a photographer, writer and filmmaker working to tell the story of victims of international human, wildlife trafficking, and the unique relationship between elephants and people.

A born and bred Californian, Devlin Gandy uses digital media to record, protect, and share the changing landscapes in both his home state and other parts of North America.

A Fulbright scholar and Yale alumnus, Kevin McLean focuses his research on canopy wildlife conservation. He will be continuing his work in 2016 in both Ecuador and Malaysia.

Eva Rendle is a writer, photographer, and storyteller fascinated by the geography of food. Her recent work in Greece, Italy, and Spain studied the olive harvest and olive oil production.

An avid adventurer, Antonella Wilby combines emerging technology with marine conservation to enhance marine mammal monitoring, shipwreck mapping, and underwater cave imaging.

Currently based in Xishuangbanna, the world’s northernmost rainforest, Lily Zeng studies the role of community based conservation of this sacred forest by the area’s indigenous communities.

WHAT: National Geographic Live: "The Geeks"

WHEN: Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

WHERE: National Geographic Society
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Tickets starting at $15