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Alaska: Beyond the Cruise Ships with Scott Weidensaul

Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

Register online, or call (717) 533-6555.

If you laid Alaska across the Lower 48, one corner would be in California, one in North Carolina and one in Minnesota. Yet few visitors to the 49th state ever get beyond the typical cruise-ship itinerary. Writer and scientist Scott Weidensaul, who has been exploring Alaska for more than 30 years, takes us to some of the most remote parts of this immense and wild state, from the isolated Aleutian and Pribilof islands to native villages within sight of Russia, and wilderness rivers on the North Slope – breathtaking landscapes alive with birds and mammals. Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration, “The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America,” and “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean.” Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in Schuylkill County, and is an active field researcher studying the migration of owls, hummingbirds and songbirds from Maine to Alaska.

Registration for this program sponsored by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library begins December 7.