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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Will Steger to Speak at St. Andrew's

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The public is invited to experience world-renowned environmentalist and explorer Will Steger speaking at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

Steger’s presentation on “Earth’s Changing Climate” is part of the evening’s topic: “Finding Our Way Forward: An Issue of Faith and the Future” and will feature a Q&A session with a panel of faith and environmental experts.  This free event will be held in the St. Andrew’s Sanctuary.

Steger is known for his numerous polar expeditions, deep understanding of the environment and his efforts to raise international awareness to environmental threats. Steger has been an eyewitness to climate change. He has traveled tens of thousands of miles over 50 years leading teams on some of the most significant polar expeditions in history.

Steger received his B.S. in Geology and M.A. in Education at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. Steger joined Amelia Earhart, Robert Peary and Roald Amundsen in receiving the National Geographic Society’s prestigious John Oliver La Gorce Medal in 1995. In 1996, he became the National Geographic Society’s first Explorer-in-Residence. He has received the Explorers Club Finn Ronne Memorial and Lowell Thomas Awards and the Lindbergh Award. Steger is the author of four books: Over the Top of the World, Crossing Antarctica, North to the Pole and Saving the Earth and has received several Honorary Doctorate degrees.

He is the founder of two nonprofits, the Will Steger Wilderness Center in Ely, MN dedicated to innovation and leadership in a wilderness setting; and Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, headquartered in Minneapolis with a focus on engaging educators, youth and communities in solutions to climate change.

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church is located at 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, Minnesota. Directions and more information can be found at Please contact Lisa Weyrauch at (651) 762-9103 or for more information.

Will Steger 2019 Poster (PDF)

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