Chautauqua Rails To Trails To Feature ‘Antarctica’ Presentation

Chautauqua Rails to Trails will present “Antarctica: A Day in the Life With David Akin” on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bellinger Hall, 77 Hedding Ave., on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Akin has spent 10 seasons working in Antarctica Submitted photo

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Rails to Trails would like to invite trail and nature lovers to a presentation, “Antarctica: A Day in the Life With David Akin.” Akin is a member of the board of directors of Chautauqua Rails to Trails.

This will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bellinger Hall, 77 Hedding Ave., on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution.

Akin, a Chautauqua native, has spent 10 seasons working in Antarctica, and among his many responsibilities, he has worked very hard to improve many segments of a well-established hiking trail system, the Ross Island Trail System, at McMurdo Station and Scott Base. He will share his knowledge and experience about his life and work there. There will be opportunities to ask questions.

Due to the fact that the Chautauqua “season” will have concluded, guests are advised to drive into the main gate and head left to the destination. No gate passes or car passes are required. Please be advised that GPS may advise drivers to enter through the Elm Gate, which will be closed at that time of day. Parking is available close to the venue.

Chautauqua Rails to Trails, a nonprofit organization, will welcome a $5 donation from each attendee. Board members invite all interested individuals, on and off the grounds, to this sharing of an extraordinary and relevant experience.

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