Adventurer and environmentalist Robert Swan, the first person to walk to both Poles, will speak on his life as an explorer and his book, "Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth’s Last Wilderness." Swan will be speaking as part of a series of educational events to commemorate the completion of a conservation work on a mammoth tusk in the collection of the Hudson Library & Historical Society. The conservation was funded by a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Swan is the first man in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. He is the founder of 2041, an organization that works to protect Antarctica and unite those who seek to protect our world and create a more sustainable, clean energy future. Swan’s contributions to education and the environment have been recognized through his appointment as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, a Visiting Professorship of the School of Environment at Leeds University and in 1994 he became Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO.
Copies of Antarctica 2041 will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this program here or by calling (330) 653-6658 ext 1010.