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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Gemina Garland-Lewis: Baleias e Baleeiros – The Work of a National Geographic Explorer

November 21

Join us as photographer, EcoHealth researcher, and National Geographic Explorer Gemina Garland-Lewis shares the untold stories of Azorean whalers. Her photography focuses on the lives and work of former whalers, the economic transition from whaling to whale watching, and the younger generation’s connection to the whaleboat.

Gemina Garland-Lewis is a Seattle-based photographer with experience across six continents in more than 30 countries. Both her photography and research explore the myriad connections between humans, animals, and their shared environments. In 2012, she began her work as a National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee to document the images and stories of former Azorean whalers. She is currently writing a book about her work in the Azores and beginning to document the younger generation’s connection to the whaleboats for sport. Her photography and writing have been featured by National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic News, The Nature Conservancy, and REI, among others.

For more than 70 years, Mystic Seaport Museum’s Adventure Series has connected audiences with extraordinary individuals with inspiring stories of survival, exploration, and personal achievement. Join the adventure!

All afternoon programs will be held in the River Room at Latitude 41° Restaurant.

StoneRidge will be hosting the January 16 and February 20 evening programs at their facility at 186 Jerry Browne Road, Mystic, Connecticut 06355. All other evening programs will be held in the River Room at Latitude 41° Restaurant.

Series Pass Holders:
If you purchased series passes, you may pick up your passes and complimentary single tickets when you check in to your first program of the season.

For programs in the River Room at Latitude 41° Restaurant:
Please park in the North Lot across from Latitude 41° Restaurant and enter through the restaurant’s main entrance. Your name will be on our roster list at the registration desk in the River Room.

For the two evening programs on January 16 and on February 20 in the auditorium at StoneRidge:
Parking is available outside the front entrance and in the side lots of the facility. Enter through the main lobby. Mystic Seaport Museum volunteers will be in the lobby to help direct you to the auditorium. Your name will be on our roster list at the registration desk outside the StoneRidge Auditorium.