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Volunteer opportunity description

Epic Journey:  The Genographic Project with Spencer Wells
Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 pm
GEOfeast reception at 6:00pm with Asian/African fare
Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut St.
Geneticist, Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Spencer Wells treks to the remotest parts of the world, showing how humans came to populate the planet after leaving Africa some 60,000 years ago, while capturing an invaluable genetic snapshot of humanity before modern-day influences erase it forever. Wells guides you with the tales and photos of his epic journey around the world with The Genographic Project. Also is a GEOfeast Reception of Asian and African fare beginning at 6:00 pm.

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
with filmmaker Rick Ray

Thursday, November 8, 7:30 pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute,
824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
This film contains rare historical footage as well as footage from inside Tibet and weaves a story between a filmmaker's personal observations, the troubled history of a government-in-exile and the life and wisdom of one of the premiere spiritual leaders of our time.

Opening Our Eyes
with filmmaker and producer Gail Mooney

Friday, November 9, 7:30 pm
A GEOfeast reception at 6:00 pm.
WHYY, Independence Mall West,
150 North 6th Street, Philadelphia
Mother/daughter filmmakers Gail Mooney and Erin Kelly embarked on a 99-day journey around the globe, searching for ordinary people who are reaching extraordinary feats by volunteering all over the world.

Closing Night Festivity

ABus2Antarctica: ‘Digital Nomad’ Andrew Evans
Saturday, November 10, 6:00 pm
Sit down dinner and program
WHYY, Independence Mall West,
150 North 6th Street, Philadelphia
National Geographic Digital Explorer Andrew Evans travels the globe, searching for authentic travel experiences and  sharing a play-by-play of these moments on social media outlets, such as YouTube and Twitter. His first journey began in Washington D.C. and ended up in Antarctica, mostly on public transportation!



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About the organization

Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Nancy Arndt
Office Administrator
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