An Evening of Field Research and Exploration

Picture of Dan's Cave on Abaco Island

The Cascade Room, some 80 feet beneath the surface, is in one of the blue holes of the Bahamas.
Photograph by Wes Skiles

7 p.m. - Saturday, October 26

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is general admission—first come, first served.

Hosted by Dr. John Francis, vice president of research, conservation, and exploration at National Geographic, this event features Kenny Broad, an ecological anthropologist and National Geographic 2011 Explorer of the Year, and Conrad Anker, a renowned alpinist, conservationist, and The North Face athlete.

Picture of Kenny Broad

Photograph by Mark Thiessen

Kenny Broad recounts his expedition to one of the most challenging and spectacular frontiers in exploration—the blue holes of the Bahamas.

Picture of Conrad Anker

Photograph by Cory Richards

Conrad Anker shares highlights from his most recent expedition to Mount Everest, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first successful American summit of the mountain.

Parking: Available in Structure 2 at the Westholme entrance off of Hilgard. Parking permits can be purchased for $12 at the self-pay kiosks. More information and maps.

Questions about the event can be directed to Kelli O'Leary, (310) 825-4038 or LSEvents@support.ucla.edu

This event is an extension of UCLA's Young Explorers Grants Workshop.

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