The Connecticut Forum Presents Explorers & Adventurers; Discover Your Spirit of Adventure With Robert Ballard, Susan Butcher, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Tom Whittaker & Diana Nyad.Lifestyles Editors
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2000
The Connecticut Forum invites you to discover your spirit of adventure Friday, February 4, 8pm at The Bushnell.
The Connecticut Forum has assembled a world-renowned panel of inspiring individuals who have explored our planet's tallest peaks, deepest oceans and beyond. The panelists include:
Robert Ballard Robert Duane Ballard, Ph.D., (born June 30, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas) is an oceanographer most noted for his work in underwater archaeology. He is most famous for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck , the marine explorer who discovered the wreck of the Titanic and author of Exploring our Living Planet and The Discovery of the Titanic. Dr. Ballard is president of the Institute for Exploration at the Mystic Marinelife Aquarium.
Susan Butcher Susan Howlet Butcher (December 26, 1954 – August 5, 2006) was a dog musher who rose to fame when she became the second woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1986, and went on to become the second four-time winner in 1990, and the first to win four out of five , four-time Iditarod Champion and foremost representative of Dog Sled sled, vehicle that moves by sliding. A sledge is typically a heavier, load-carrying sled drawn by a horse or dog, while a sleigh is a partially enclosed horse-drawn vehicle with runners that has seats for passengers. Racing worldwide since 1982. A professional musher mush 1
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Jean-Michel Cousteau Jean-Michel Cousteau ( 1938 - ) is the first son of ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and is the father of Fabien Cousteau and Celine Cousteau. Cousteau was born in 1938 to Jacques-Yves' first wife Simone Melchior. , marine environmentalist environmentalist
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Diana Nyad Diana Nyad (born August 22, 1949 in New York City) is an American swimmer and world record holder (as of 2005).
For ten years (from 1969 to 1979), Diana was the greatest long- distance swimmer in the world. In 1979, she stroked the longest swim in history, making the 102. , a member of the National Women's Sports Hall of Fame, Ms. Nyad is a long-distance swimmer holding the world record for her swim between the Bahamas and the Florida shore.
"Within each of us lives a spirit of adventure and will to succeed. In sharing their stories of struggle and triumph, this panel of extraordinary individuals will captivate and inspire us to greater achievement," said Richard Sugarman, founding president of The Connecticut Forum. "The Connecticut Forum is dedicated to making a difference in our community by exploring topics and issues that shape the world we live in."
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