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Force of Nature: Exploring the Planet with Extreme Adventurer George Kourounis

January 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EST

George Kourounis has a passion for the world’s extremes. As an explorer, storm chaser, TV presenter, and Explorer-In-Residence for the RCGS, he’s travelled to 80 countries on all 7 continents to document extreme forces of nature so that others can appreciate the power of Mother Nature’s temper tantrums. For 25 years he has chased tornadoes on the Great Plains, driven into the eye of hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, rappelled deep in the crater of active volcanoes in the Congo & South Pacific, climbed mountains in North Korea, and earned a Guinness World Record for become the first person to set foot at the bottom of the Darvaza flaming gas crater in Turkmenistan while leading an expedition for National Geographic.

He holds the title of National Geographic Explorer, Explorer In Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and served the maximum term as the Canadian Chapter Chair of The Explorers Club.

He believes that we all could benefit from a closer relationship with nature, and by showcasing the dramatic extremes of the natural world, the images and stories grab people’s attention, especially young people.

Best known for hosting 50 episodes of his own globe-trotting TV series Angry Planet, Kourounis is also a regular on The Science Channel, The Weather Network and countless other networks & video platforms.

I think that sustainable travel is an integral tool in promoting conservation. We are only interested in preserving things that we are care about… And we only care about things that we are exposed to. By visiting a rain forest, a coral reef, or a mountain glacier, we personally connect with the landscapes and wildlife we encounter there and that can create an emotional bond that we keep with us our entire lives.

One of his favorite parts of his journeys is meeting other intrepid travelers and sharing stories of far-flung adventure. Join us on January 11th to hear more about George's expeditions to Madagascar, Iceland, Greenland, Cape Verde, Bangladesh, Laos, Tuvalu, Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Zambia, Japan, Vanuatu, Mali, Rwanda, Brazil, the Canadian Arctic, Siberia, Venezuela, Indonesia, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Tajikistan, and more.

Join Us Wednesday, January 11th @ 7:00 pm ET

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