Guest Speakers

Nature Matters: Where Nature and Culture Meet

A lively monthly conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the third Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm, August through May, at the Fort George Brewery + Public House in Astoria, Oregon. The series delves into the many ways that human beings look to the natural world for inspiration, sustenance and survival - the intersection of nature and culture. The collaborative series is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the North Coast Watershed Association in partnership with the Fort George Brewery + Public House and is free to the public.

 
Sign between two spruce trees

Connectivity through Art and Nature;
the Art/Hike Experience

April 13th, 2017

The April 13, 2017 Nature Matters features Astoria artist and event creator Marco Davis, who will talk about the confluence of Art and Nature. Davis envisioned and has helped to organize Lewis and Clark National Historical Park's Sunday in the Park with Art events, nature hike/art installations along the park's trails. Another Sunday in the Park with Art event is planned for Oct. 8, 2017.



Future Speakers:

May 11, 2017 Tides - Jonathan White
 

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series

On the third Sunday, September through May at 1 p.m., this speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and presented in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center, and is free of charge.

 
	Jean Baptiste Charbonneau's grave in eastern Oregon
Gravestone of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

Identification and Preservation of
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau’s Grave

Sunday April 23th

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Identification and Preservation of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau’s Grave will be shared by Michael Hanley and Roger Wendlick on Sunday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m.

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was the youngest member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was born February 11, 1805 to Toussaint Charbonneau and Sacagawea. They spent the following winter at Fort Clatsop. After a life filled with travel, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau died on May 16, 1866 at Inskip Station at the hamlet of Danner in eastern Oregon’s Malheur County.

Michael Hanley, a rancher, illustrator and author of several books about eastern Oregon, was instrumental in identifying and preserving the grave of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau in the 1960s. Roger Wendlick spent decades acquiring the premier collection of literature related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. His collection is now at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. Hanley and Wendlick were very involved in the refurbishing and rededication of the gravesite in 2000. Both historians are delightful and knowledgeable storytellers.

 

Salty Talks

Salty Talks, a partnership with the park, SALT Pub & Hotel, Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and with support from Friends of Columbia River Gateway and the Port of Ilwaco, offers a “dash” of culture and nature on the second Wednesday of the month, October through May. The 6:30 p.m. event takes place at the SALT Pub & Hotel in Ilwaco, Wash.
 
Crabs

Secret Life of Crabs:
Behavior of Dungeness Crabs Determined by Benthic Video Imaging and Acoustic Telemetry

April 12th 2017



How fast can crabs move? What are crab migration patterns in the estuary?
What is the effect of dredged sediment deposition on crabs? How fast will
your crab pot fill up? A research group has been conducting experiments to
answer some of these questions. Join Dr. Curtis Roegner, from the NOAA
Fisheries, as he discusses the group’s finding. Through video and animation,
Roegner will reveal what crabs do when they think no one is watching!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103

Phone:

(503) 861-2471

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