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Roy Chapman Andrews Society Distinguished Explorer Award Event

April 21, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Each year, the Roy Chapman Andrews Society Distinguished Explorer Award recognizes explorers for their outstanding achievements in scientific discovery through explorations that offer new insights into previously unknown or poorly known subjects or areas. The acceptance award ceremony features a free public lecture titled, “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.” The 2017 Recipient, Wade Davis is the first international recipient of the Distinguished Explorer Award. During his explorations on five continents, this cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist has introduced the wired world to some of the planet’s most isolated peoples and to the value of the fragile environments that sustain their existence. This veteran of more than 80 expeditions has championed the far-flung tribes of our human family in words, photography, and documentary filmmaking. The first of his 20 books—his bestselling account of his eight-month-long study of Haitian voodoo—inspired filmmaker Wes Craven’s zombie film of the same title, “The Serpent and the Rainbow.”


April 21, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Beloit College Eaton Chapel
700 College Street
Beloit, 53563 United States
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