Monday, August 3, 2020
Change to August 20, 2020 Adventurers' Club Meeting
Please see the attached flyer for our August meeting with guest speaker Dave Beilman. Due to the recent surges of COVID-19 and the limited capacity for social distancing at Maple Garden, this meeting will now be held via Zoom.
Thank you for being flexible through these uncertain times as we continue to face the impacts of COVID together. We appreciate your continued support and hope that you can join us online.
Take care and Mahalo,
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, OR GUEST SPEAKER COULD NOT MAKE IT, SO BILL CHAPMAN, STEPPED IN TO GIVE A POLISHED PRESENTATION ON ARCHITECTURE IN THE NATIONAL PARKS. WE ALL ENJOYED IT AND THE GROUP VISITING THAT WENT ON BEFORE AND AFTERWARDS. THANKS TO BILL.
THE SEPTEMBER ADVENTURERS CLUB MEETING WILL ALSO BE ON ZOOM.
August 20, 2020: ZOOM MEETING, 7:00 PM ************
"Bio-geography and Climate Change" - by guest, Dave Beilman
UHM Associate Professor, Dr. Beilman, will discuss decades of work as a geographer & environmental scientist, covering his fieldwork in Russia, the Canadian Arctic, and Antarctica. As Dr. Beilman explains: “The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the Earth’s fastest warming regions and is experiencing rapid ecological change. During a five-week research cruise in March 2020, he visited sites along four hundred kilometers of the western Peninsula studying plants and soils. He will describe his work using a drone to observe the continent’s surface & discuss the implications for changes in the Southern Ocean, marine ecosystems & plant growth on land.”
Dr. Beilman holds a PhD from UCLA, a MSc from the University of Alberta in Canada, followed by post-doctoral study at Queen’s University in Belfast, UK. He was born & raised in western Canada & spent his early days “appreciating the serene northern forests & majestic Rocky Mountains of western North America.” His PhD dissertation was on carbon hotspots in West Siberia, Russia.
Please RSVP to Carolyn Gire via email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 16th, 5:00 PM to be added to the list for this meeting. Guests are welcome, please include their names and email addresses with your RSVP. For security and privacy purposes, the Zoom’s "waiting room" feature will be used and only email addresses on the list will be admitted. All confirmed attendees will receive an email confirmation on Monday, August 17th with the Zoom link to access the meeting on Thursday.
Please contact Carolyn with any questions or to schedule a test run with Zoom ahead of time. Mahalo!
Stay safe everyone.