LOVE Adventure? Exploration? Dare to eat Scorpions? Then you will feel at home with the Explorers Club!
The infamous and famous Explorers Club is headquartered in New York City. All of the famous Explorers that you can think of are Members: Admiral Byrd & Peary, Thor Heyerdahl, Sir Edmund Hillary, Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong ( all of the astronauts), Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle, Chuck Yeager, Lowell Thomas, Teddy Roosevelt, Bob Ballard ( he found the Titanic), etc...
Luckily, we have a New England Chapter! Come join us for our next illustrious Meeting. Too bad you missed our Annual Dinner Extravaganza in NYC where we munched on tasty hors d'oeuvres: scorpion, tarantula, snake, alligator, ant & cricket sushi, etc...
Be certain to check out the Explorers Club before you come at http://www.Explorers.org At our April 4th meeting, we will hear the Tale of two Explorers Club Flag Expeditions, by horseback to the edge of the Siberian frontier. John R. Lawrence and Susan R. Grimaldi, present their captivating story of their quest to find shamans among a small band of nomadic, reindeer herders, known as the Dukha. Grimaldi and Lawrence traveled far, heading to one of the most remote and hard to reach areas of Mongolia.
The Dukha are among the last nomadic, animal-dependent, self- subsistence cultures remaining in the world. There are now less than 400 Dukha remaining. They live in small groups and migrate over an area of 6 million acres. Life for the Dukha tribe is simple and hard. Their way of life has been passed down through an untold number of human generations. They currently face many challenges as they struggle to maintain their ancestral lifestyle in an ever-changing world.
Grimaldi and Lawrence met with three Dukha shamans, interviewed them and filmed several shamanic rituals.
Grimaldi and Lawrence want to inform the outside world of the human treasure that still lives in this remote Mongolian Taiga. Perhaps our society can learn from the Dukha people, integrate their knowledge, and wisdom of sustainability, reconsider our systems for survival and adopt ways of living that are more in harmony with nature.
Our Social Hour begins at 7pm with an Open Bar. The Program will begin at 8pm. Parking at the Doubletree is $5. The Meeting is at no cost, however we do greatly appreciate a contribution in our pith helmet towards the rental cost of our meeting room. Hope to see you there to enjoy this enlightening exploration talk and film!