Trip Jennings is determined to find and kayak undiscovered spots on the planet. He has led white-water first descents and expeditions in seven countries on three continents. In 2007, Jennings, along with a team of kayakers and scientists, set out for New Britain Island, a 370-mile-long slab of limestone off the coast of Papua, New Guinea. His voyage through Class V waters and down a 55-foot waterfall took place over a four-day, 40-mile journey that he filmed to highlight the fragile nature of these wild areas. His expedition led National Geographic to name Trip an adventurer of the year honoree.
Trip Jennings is the owner and founder of the Epicocity Project, a production company consisting of a trio of experienced cameramen, storytellers, filmmakers, conservationists and adventurers based in Portland, Oregon. A four-time National Geographic grant recipient, Trip has spent plenty of time in the field.
In addition to his kayaking adventures, Jennings recently spent more than a month in the Democratic Republic of Congo to begin the Elephant Ivory Project. His expedition had two parts, collect elephant scat samples to help conservation biologist Dr. Sam Wasser pinpoint illegal elephant poaching, and document his adventure to help raise awareness of the rapid decline of wild elephants. Elephant populations are being wiped out at a rate of about 10% a year to fuel the illegal ivory trade, so cracking down on poaching is critically important.
Lecture is held at Happy Days Lodge, 500 West Streetsboro Rd. (SR 303) in Peninsula.
Doors Open at 6 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Admission is $6 dollars adults and $3 children ages 3-12. Advanced ticket sales are available until 3 p.m. Friday, May 20 for the lecture. Call the Cultural Arts Hotline after 2 p.m. on event days for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.
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