Frozen, Not the Movie!

Do you need an antidote for global warming? If so, join me in an armchair adventure to the cold wastelands of the earth. Sometimes one can visit these places as an explorer or tourist, and at other times they come to us in the form of weather extremes. We will learn about the year without a summer, and the history of ice – from a Boston viewpoint. Travel with us to the Arctic and the Antarctic; join the hunt for the Northwest Passage; and learn about my own ancestor’s fatal expedition. We will question whether anyone should be allowed to climb Mount Everest in our world of extreme tourism. Where were you during the Blizzard of ’78? Participants will make five-minute presentations on an expedition or weather event of their choosing. Current-day explorers and authors will be invited to zoom in.

Venue: The Engineering Center
Meets on: Wednesdays 1 to 3 PM
Starting: 4/3/2024
Sessions: 6
Class Size: 20
Teaching Style: Lecture and discussion
Weekly Preparation: 0.5 - 1 hour
Group Leader Biography:

Maureen Marcucci, BBA, MBA and a CPA, worked in corporate taxation for Fortune 500 companies while she and her husband raised three children. Currently, Maureen facilitates a Civil War reading group, co-chairs the Civil War Committee at the Union Club of Boston, and serves as a Boston Athenaeum docent, a Doric Docent at the Massachusetts State House, and as a director for several nonprofits in Boston.