Delta Kappa Gamma, Shelby County University Women, Delphians, Harlan Literary Club, and the Harlan Community Library has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called “The Northwest Passage in the Era of Climate Change” by David Thoreson at 10:00 on Saturday morning October 11th at the Harlan Community Library. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities.
This presentation includes a more in-depth look at the science of climate change with the emphasis on the Arctic. Using David’s unique northern experiences, he explores the state of the polar ice cap, changes in native villages, culture, tourism, resource development and the northern sea routes with increasing shipping and commerce in the Arctic.
David Thoreson is a professional photographer and explorer from Lake Okaboji. He has bicycled around the United States, Canada, and New Zealand and explored oceans and polar regions of the world. He is a frequent contributor to The Iowan Magazine and Iowa Public Television. His book One Island, One Ocean was published in 2011 and features over 350 of David’s still images documenting his sailing voyage around the Americas.
This program is funded from Humanities Iowa, a private non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 755-5934 in advance. This program is free and open to the public.
Please join us on Saturday, October 11th at 10:00, at the library for David Thoreson’s presentation The Northwest Passage in the Era of Climate Change.