Peter Ralston, noted photographer and co-founder of the Island Institute, roamed far last summer — all the way to Greenland and the fabled Northwest Passage! During this special event, Ralston will show photographs from his trip and describe his experience in the Arctic.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP today!
"It was a trip of epic proportions — a privileged front-row seat in the most dramatic theatre of rapid climate change on the planet.”
Ralston’s photographs document the austere and severe beauty of the landscape, as well as Inuit villages and hunting camps, polar bears, and whales, all under the midnight sun.
A panel discussion will follow with local experts Andrew Pershing, Ph.D, from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Heather Deese, Ph.D, from the Island Institute who will speak to how changes in the Arctic relate to warming waters in the Gulf of Maine, impacts to fisheries, and how Maine communities are preparing for the changes coming to our coast and islands.