Spring Street Presents Online Lecture With National Geographic Photographer

Posted January 4, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Contributed Photo. Eric Guth.

From Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School

Join Eric Guth for a look into the rebirth of Mount St. Helens in a vir­tu­al lec­ture called “Fire and Ice: The Birth of Crater Glac­i­er” at 6 p.m., Jan. 21. Reg­is­ter for this online event here.

Forty years after the erup­tion, a glac­i­er now fills the void left by this dev­as­tat­ing event. Beneath the ice is a labyrinth of glac­i­er caves, sculpt­ed by the heat of an active volcano.

Eric has doc­u­ment­ed four expe­di­tions into the heart of Crater Glac­i­er, pho­tograph­ing cli­ma­tol­o­gists, micro­bi­ol­o­gists, and NASA robots in action.

His efforts and pho­tos were pub­lished online with Nation­al Geo­graph­ic on May 18, 2020, to coin­cide with the 40th anniver­sary of the erup­tion. He now shares his sto­ry with you.

Cam­era, pass­port, boots. These are the tools Eric has relied on most dur­ing his 15-year career as an expe­di­tion photographer.

From spelunk­ing in the crater of an active vol­cano to deploy­ing time-lapse cam­eras in Antarc­ti­ca, and to doc­u­ment­ing mod­ern cul­ture across the Arc­tic, Eric looks for sto­ries of peo­ple and places off the beat­en path. When not on assign­ment, he leads pho­to work­shops along­side fel­low Nation­al Geo­graph­ic photographers.

Com­ple­ment­ing these pur­suits, Eric has a back­ground in Envi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies, a degree broad enough that he spends the oth­er half of his year as a nat­u­ral­ist, shar­ing insights on every­thing from bird migra­tion to banana slug repro­duc­tion aboard ships around the world. 

Future events include:

  • Thor Han­son, author, 6 p.m., Feb. 9.
  • Joshua Hoyt and Cal­lie North, for­agers, 6 p.m., March 16.

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  1. Eric Guth’s pre­sen­ta­tion was fan­tas­tic! If the oth­ers are only half as good, they’re absolute­ly worth tun­ing in for.

    Comment by Susan West on January 21, 2021 at 7:10 pm

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