The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will present “Polar Earth: Portraits of a Vanishing World,” an illustrated lecture with John and Pam King on Sunday, June 9 at 1 PM. 

With Earth’s climate warming at an alarming pace, changes are forever altering the habitats of wildlife that have lived in the polar regions for hundreds of thousands of years.

In recent years John and Pam King have been privileged to journey deep into remote polar regions of the Arctic and as well as the Southern Ocean regions of the Antarctic to witness the changes underway.

The lecture will feature images and stories gathered by the King’s through more than a decade of travel to remote polar regions. Mr. King is a conservationist and world traveler with strong ties to Cape Cod. He is the owner/skipper of the research vessel Aleutian Dream which is conducting the white shark research currently being conducted by scientists supported by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in outer Cape waters.

Together with his wife Pam he is the co-founder of The Common Flat Project, a conservation organization dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of earth’s biodiversity especially on Cape Cod. Their first book, “Wild Cape Cod, Free by Nature” was published by Schiffer Publishing in 2012. Their photography and travel blog can be viewed at

The talk is free with museum admission.

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