ECWG Dinner Meeting April 16, 2016: The Adventure Begins When Things Go Wrong with Speaker Boyd Matson

ECWG Dinner Meeting April 16, 2016: The Adventure Begins When Things Go Wrong with Speaker Boyd Matson

What could go wrong?  When setting up for an expedition we all make plans but then once we set our first foot outside the door, unexpected, unplanned things may start to happen.  Boyd will recount details of things that have gone wrong while on the road.

About our Speaker:  Boyd Matson

Boyd Matson, in his work for National Geographic, has been bitten, scratched, or pooped on, and occasionally kissed by most of the creatures found at your local zoo.  What he refers to as his job, others might describe as a career spent attending summer camp for adults.

During his twenty-one years at Nat Geo he was the host for a variety of programs on both television and radio.  As the host of the weekly radio show, “National Geographic Weekend,” he conducted interviews from the studio and the field, connecting with some of the greatest explorers and adventurers on the planet to transport listeners to the far corners of the world and to the hidden corners of their own backyards.

Matson’s interviews were often based on his own first hand experience traveling to some of the most exotic and isolated places on the planet as a journalist and adventurer on assignment for National Geographic.  On his travels to all seven continents he has participated in high-adrenaline adventures, witnessed amazing natural history, been present for exciting discoveries in archeology and paleontology, and documented disappearing cultural traditions.

Matson also wrote about his experiences in his monthly column, “Boyd Matson Unbound” for National Geographic Traveler magazine, produced videos for National, and served as a spokesperson for the National Geographic Society.

Prior to hosting “National Geographic Weekend,” Matson, hosted the National Geographic Television-produced public T.V. series, “Wild Chronicles.”  He was also the longtime host of the award-winning series, “National Geographic EXPLORER.”   Before coming to National Geographic, Matson spent many years in network television news: co-anchor “World News Now” (ABC); host of “The Real Story” (CNBC); correspondent for “Real Life With Jane Pauley” (NBC); co-anchor and correspondent for “USA Today On TV”; co-anchor “Sunday Today” (NBC); and senior correspondent “Today” (NBC).


Please reserve ______________ places
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No cancellations will be accepted after Tuesday, April, 12, 2016

Reservations: Arnella Trent:  email:

Telephone: 410 263 6235

U.S. Mail: 115 Willis St.;  Cambridge, Md. 21613
Forthcoming 2016 ECWG Dinner at the Cosmos Club: May 21.
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