Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 - Noon
Science, Exploration and the Miracles of Human Achievement
In this gripping presentation, Dr. Robert Ballard, oceanographer and former U.S. Navy officer, will share his stories of exploration, environmental discovery and leadership. With a passion for the last great uncharted territory, Dr. Ballard will entertain and motivate as he discusses his discoveries and adventures, which include the 1985 discovery of the Titanic wreckage. You'll walk away inspired to think outside the box and take risks to achieve your long-term goals.
Seats are first come, first served.
Dr. Robert Ballard
Dr. Ballard is one of the greatest undersea explorers of our times, having conducted over 140 deep sea expeditions. He is an oceanographer with numerous important discoveries in the natural sciences including the first manned exploration of the Mid-Ocean Ridge. But more notably, he is the discoverer of key chapters of human history, including the RMS TITANIC, the German Battleship BISMARCK and President John F. Kennedy’s PT-109. In addition, Dr. Ballard served in the U.S. Navy for more 30 years, applying his underwater skills to a number of highly classified Cold War Missions. He is a well-known author, a film producer of documentaries and an Explorer in Residence for the National Geographic Society and past host of their TV program “Explorer.”