Renowned Explorer, Author to Speak about Arctic

OGDEN, Utah – Jonathan Waterman, a renowned explorer and author, will present a visual lecture about his journeys, including a recent trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Weber State University.

Waterman, an explorer known for his northern hemisphere excursions, has authored nine books and twice won the Banff International Book Festival Best Adventure Travel award. He has been presented with a National Park Service Special Achievement Award, as well as the American Alpine Club’s Literary Award. His documentary films have aired on PBS, ESPN and the Outdoor Life Network.

Waterman’s presentation, "The State of the Arctic," which will be held in the Lindquist Lecture Hall of the Kimball Visual Arts Center on WSU’s Ogden campus, is free to the public and will feature a sneak preview of his upcoming made-for-TV film, as well as a book signing.

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Kathryn Lindquist, WSU trustee
(801) 583-0830 •

Jose Gomez, assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership
(801) 626-6349 •

Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 •