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The Explorers Museum Summit Weekend: Redefining Exploration & The Essence of Water
(June 24-26, 2016)
Join us as we explore and discuss Redefining Exploration and The Essence of Water through a series of films, lectures and panel discussions with expert/ explorer presentations and fieldworks expeditions.
2016 Program Highlights:
The theme for this year's Film Festival is REDEFINING EXPLORATION.
We proudly open the film portion of the summit with the widely acclaimed RACING EXTINCTION by Academy award winner Louie Psihoyos. Saturday June 25th will include a number of other fascinating film selections that highlight the many facets and directions that exploration is taking today.
Saturday will also include a lecture series on THE ESSENCE OF WATER by top explorers including Captain Norman Baker, celestial navigator for Thor Heyerdahl's Ra and Tigris expeditions.
Captain Norman Baker will be receiving The Explorers Museum's top award THE EXPLORERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for his discoveries and ongoing commitment to the realm of exploration.
Sunday will close out the summit weekend with additional film screenings and an intimate Fireside Chat ON THE CHANGING NATURE OF EXPLORATION AND COLLECTING by Associate Professor, Laura Mitchell and annual Film Festival Awards will be presented.
FRIDAY JUNE 24
4pm Opening Ceremonies
Dr. Lorie Karnath, President of TEM & Dr. Mable Purkerson Director of TEM; and Master of Ceremonies Duncan Stewart, Broadcaster, RTE
5pm Film - RACING EXTINCTION (90mins) director, Louie Psihoyos (The Cove)
7:30pm Fieldwork Series - BATS IN THE BELFRY tour the Charleville Castle grounds and learb about bats with expert, Doug Soroko
SATURDAY JUNE 25
10:30am Film - JENS JENSENS THE LIVING GREEN (54 mins) by Carey Lundin Film
11:45am Film- SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER (79 mins) by Fraser Heston
2pm Film - IRELAND'S OCEAN LIFE IN THE SHALLOWS (52 mins) by Ken O'Sullivan
2:30pm Lecture - CONSERVATION, PRESERVATION by Brian Krohnke, Executive Director of the MINDO Cloudforest Reserve
3:15pm Film - NO PLACE ON EARTH (83 mins) by Chris Nicola
4:00pm Lecture - OVER 100 MILLION YEARS: SURVIVAL TACTICS OF FRESH WATER FISH by Heiko Bleher
5:00pm Special Presentation by H.E. Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers - THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WATER SUPPLIES
5:45pm Special Interview and expedition footage - 2016 TEM Honoree Captain Norman Baker, Celestial Navigator to Thor Heyerdahl - The Ra Expeditions
7:30pm - STAR BBQ Seanie Morris and Stephen Kershaw of Midlands Astronomy Society will provide an educational evening of stargazing. Specifically for our campers - enjoy an outdoor BBQ under the stars.
SUNDAY JUNE 26
9:30am Film - PUFFIN ROCK (COMPLIMENTARY SCREENING)
10:30am-12:00pm Film - SONG OF THE SEA (93mins) (COMPLIMENTARY SCREENING)
11:30am - 12:30pm Fieldwork Series - EXPLORATION OF LAKES & STREAMS AT CHARLEVILLE CASTLE put on your boots and hike around Charlelville Castle with aquatic expert, Heiko Bleher. All Ages welcome.
12pm Film - COP 21 YOUTH CLIMATE REPORT by Mark Terry
1:45pm Fireside Chat -ON THE CHANGING NATURE OF EXPLORATION AND COLLECTING by Laura Mitchell Associate Professor of History, UC Irvine
TICKETS (please note: final prices will add eventbrite service fee)
20 Euro - General Admission - Includes all films, lecture series, fieldwork series and fireside chat for TEM Weekend Summit
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When & Where
The Explorers Museum
Charleville Castle - Global Expedition Base of The Explorers Museum sits at the crossroads of all that exploration today represents, a site for historic firsts, connectivity with the surrounding land, as well as a unique biodiversity, and primordial forests that offer opportunity for many new discoveries.