Jon Waterman will present an illustrated lecture about a lifetime of travel in wild places throughout North America. Based on his new book, Atlas of Wild America (National Geographic, October 2023), the second of a thick-volumed trilogy, after his best-selling Atlas of the National Parks, Waterman will talk about the meaning of wilderness and share his findings on adventure amid his quest for wonder and his call for environmental protections in the era of climate crisis. All on the eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Join us for an evening of inspiration as Jon shares his experiences climbing, paddling, trekking, skiing, and sailing in the most remote settings. Followed by a book signing.
A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in prose, and many other awards, Jon Waterman is the author of 16 books including Running Dry, In the Shadow of Denali, and Arctic Crossing. He has received three grants from the National Geographic Society Expeditions Council, and his writing and photography have appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers. Through unique immersion adventures—and a developed sense of place—his work has established him as a renowned defender of wilderness in times of environmental change.