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 Longest Summer Tour

Steger at UMD in 2007
UMD Civic Engagement Office Hosts Will Steger

Arctic Explorer and climate change advocate, Will Steger is bringing "The Longest Summer Tour" to UMD on October 22 at 4:30 pm in Chemistry 200.

This past summer, five emerging leaders, ages 21-27, joined Steger on a 1,400 mile international dogsled expedition across Ellesmere Island. They followed the footsteps of legendary polar explorers and visited ice shelves that, due to global warming, are endangered and have collapsed.

Steger brings eyewitness footage of global warming from this and other extreme polar expeditions. He provides opportunities to dialogue with policy-makers, scientists and climate experts, and offers solutions from young climate leaders on the forefront of an international movement to solve the climate crisis. His goal is to galvanize audiences across the upper Midwest to lead the transition to a clean energy economy.

For more info. contact Leah Nelson at 218.726.8482 or

UMD home page editor, Cheryl Reitan,
NEW RELEASES, UMD media contact, Susan Latto,, 218-726-8830

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