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From Here to There: Lessons Learned Traveling from the Heartland to the Ends of the Earth

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503



Registration is not required for this event.

Although her travels didn't take her everywhere, Suzanne Gucciardo visited a lot of remote and hard to reach places on all seven continents B.C. (before Covid).  She saw firsthand how different societies face changing conditions brought on by resource depletion and developing technologies.  This led to a greater appreciation of how fortunate US citizens are in comparison.  Tips on how to be a good traveler, and how both the traveler and host can benefit from a shared encounter, grew out of her experiences.

Join Suzanne Gucciardo, for our next Speaker Series at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10th at the Council Bluffs Public Library. A native Iowan, Suzanne was born with wanderlust...the desire to see faraway places.  Family car trips during her childhood were good training for how to travel around North America, but didn't satisfy the urges for distant shores.  After retiring as a biologist for the National Park Service, Suzanne finally went global.  Over the last seven years, she has spanned the World from the Scandinavian Arctic to Antarctica, Africa to Mongolia, and places between.  A curiosity about how man has used and altered natural landscapes over the millennia motivates her to keep traveling.

This program will be held in Meeting Room B at the Council Bluffs Public Library, located at 400 Willow Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This event is free.

This program is part of our adult education programming, we ask that participants be age 14 & over please.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Due to COVID-19 the format for this program has changed:

Attendees are required to wear a mask for the entire duration of the program

Overall attendance numbers have been reduced to facilitate social distancing

Pre-registration is required to attend, walk in participants will not be admitted

Attendees must sign a waiver before participating

There will be no reception or speaker meet & greet following the presentation

The 2020/2021 Speaker Series is a programming series, held in partnership with the Council Bluffs Public Library, designed for teens & adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation & environmental science.

Programs are free & will last approximately 1 hour. Free will donations are gratefully accepted and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

Pottawattamie Conservation has received a grant award of $ 1,350.00 from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of a project called “Speakers Series 2020 - 2021”.

2021 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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