Stony Brook, NY – You can take a virtual trip around the world from the comfort of your own home with world-renowned Explorer, author and President of “The Explorers Club,” Richard Wiese, Wednesday, April 22 from 1 pm to 2 pm.

Hosted by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, this free event will enable you to enjoy, in real time, the amazing adventures and personal journeys of Richard Wiese as he relates his explorations from the world’s tallest mountains, to the bottom of the Mill Pond in Stony Brook, to his adventures with cultures and peoples of the world, while reminding us all of the importance of never letting go of our sense of curiosity and wonder.

Richard has journeyed to all seven continents, tagging jaguars in the Yucatan jungles, leading expeditions to Australia’s Northern Territory and participating in the largest medical expedition ever conducted on Mt. Everest.  Since Born to Explore® premiered in 2011, it has won two Daytime Emmy® Awards, and earned 13 Emmy® nominations, as well as 24 Tally Awards, 4 Parents’ Choice Awards and a CINE Golden Eagle. He is the author of Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer and was honored at the 2005 Boy Scout National Jamboree where he addressed 90,000 people and had a camp named after him.  Richard has received numerous other honors, including an Associated Press Folio Award and the 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for his contributions to journalism and exploration.  ​

Since he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 11, Richard Wiese has gone from travels with Bedouins in Africa to cross-country skiing to the North Pole.  In 2002, he became the youngest President in the history of The Explorers Club and currently serves in that position. His philosophy and the premise of his Born to Explore® TV Show is as much about discovery of the natural world as it is about encouraging a positive understanding of the many distinctive cultures on earth.  He is also dedicated to working with local communities around the world and believes the most memorable aspect of any journey is not about reaching “the summit,” but the people you meet along the way.

To register for this special event email or call 631-751-2244. The event will take place on ZOOM.