James Balog, recipient of the 2014 Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism, will share the latest photography and image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium. As part of the One College One Community initiative, the event also will be live streamed so that alumni and parents can watch and submit questions using the hashtag #dsonbalog.
To gather undeniable evidence of our changing planet, Balog and his team conducted the most wide-ranging, ground-based photographic study of glaciers ever. Braving treacherous conditions—crevasses, rockslides, avalanches, temperatures down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit and frigid river crossings, they captured stunning footage of the melting glaciers, which was highlighted in the award-winning documentary Chasing Ice.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of a three-day residency during which Balog will visit classes, student leaders, faculty and co-curricular programs at Dickinson.
Published September 17, 2014