April | Climate Change

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Susan Adie | Expedition Leader, Naturalist, Antarctic Ambassador

April 13th @ 12:00pm eastern

Susan has had an exciting career exploring our planet! After discovering a love of exploration she started working on small expedition ships in Alaska, where as a naturalist / lecturer and taught guests about the biology of marine ecosystems and rainforests. With 30 years at sea she has been an Expedition Leader for several hundred expeditions to Antarctica, the Arctic and beyond! She has lectured as a naturalist in wilderness areas around the world including remote tropical locations such as the Amazon, Galapagos, South Pacific (Central), Madagascar and South America.

All wilderness and polar regions hold a special place in her heart – like Antarctica, Svalbard, Siberia, Canadian Arctic, Greenland, and Franz Josef Land. Her company, Northwind Nature Education developed training materials and workshops for teachers. These efforts gained Susan recognition by the National Wildlife Federation that honored her as Outdoor Educator of the Year. She’s been honored with the naming of a cove after her – Adie Cove is on the west side of the Antarctica peninsula.

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Seth Klein | Mobilizing Canada for Climate Change

April 14th @ 12:00pm eastern

Seth is the Team Lead and Director of Strategy with the Climate Emergency Unit. Prior to that, he served for 22 years as the founding director of the British Columbia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Canada’s foremost social justice think tank. He is now a freelance policy consultant, speaker, researcher and writer, and author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency. Seth is a columnist with the National Observer, an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program, and remains a research associate with the CCPA’s BC Office.

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Allison Cusick | Polar Ecologist

April 20th @ 12:00pm eastern

Allison is from Seattle, Washington, and now lives in California pursuing her Ph.D. at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. She studies phytoplankton in polar fjords and manages the citizen science project FjordPhyto, engaging travellers in cutting edge research understanding how melting glaciers influences the first level of life in the polar regions.

She first traveled to Antarctica’s Ross Sea in 2013 aboard an ice-breaker for 53-days and since 2017 has visited the Antarctic Peninsula every season. When not doing science, Allison travels, scuba dives, ultra-runs, cycles, camps, and drinks excellent coffee. Fun Fact – Allison ran a marathon in Antarctica, dressed as a banana. Allison holds a Master’s degree in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.

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