Winter Wonders at ARCC Cambridge campus

Will Steger speaks at college Jan. 25, then annual Candlelight Ski celebration comes Feb. 5

Renowned Arctic explorer Will Steger is the guest speaker at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus annual Science Night, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Best known for his legendary polar explorations, Steger will present, Eyewitness to Global Warming. He has witnessed the on-going catastrophic consequences of climate change, and has become a formidable voice calling for understanding and the preservation of the Arctic, and the earth.

For more than 45 years, Steger crossed the Arctic, leading teams over tens of thousands of miles by kayak and dogsled, resulting in the Lifetime Achievement award from National Geographic Adventure Magazine in 2007. Steger led the first confirmed dogsled journey to the North Pole without re-supply in 1986, a 1,600-mile south-north traverse of Greenland (the longest unsupported dogsled expedition in history) in 1988, and the first dogsled traverse of Antarctica (the historic seven month, 3,741-mile International Trans-Antarctica Expedition) in 1989–90.

Recent expeditions have included a dynamic online component and have taken Steger and his expedition teams to Ellesmere Island and Baffin Island in Canada’s High Arctic.

Steger continues his commitment to education and exploration through the Will Steger Foundation. For more information about his organization, visit www.willstegerfoundation.org/.

For more information about events at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit www.AnokaRamsey.edu.

Cambridge Campus Candlelight Ski Feb. 5

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is hosting its annual Candlelight Ski, Saturday, Feb. 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Campus.

Everyone is invited to this free event to join college faculty, staff and students for an evening of skiing or hiking along two miles of candlelit trails near the Rum River.

The trails are part of the Spirit River Nature Area’s cross-country ski trails that wander through the Cambridge Campus and the City of Cambridge.

Skiing begins from the Campus Center on the east side of Co. Rd. 70, and there is free parking next to the Campus Center.

Along with skiing or hiking, festivities will include hot chocolate and other refreshments, a chance to win door prizes and music by Mystery Mountain Boys, a local Blue Grass band.

Ski rental is available through Outdoor Edge. To reserve your ski equipment, call 763-552-3343. Ski equipment can be picked up at Outdoor Edge, 115 S. Adam St. Cambridge, Minn.

For more information about events at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, call 763-433-1100 or visit www.AnokaRamsey.edu.

 

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