INTO THE PLANET
With Jill Heinerth
You will not want to miss the SFUPS November Meeting ~
We are incredibly excited and grateful that National Geographic Photographer and Author of “Into The Planet” Jill Heinerth was able to carve time out of her busy schedule to be our guest speaker.
Jill Heinerth will share her remarkable experiences and lessons learned in the deadly arena of extreme underwater exploration and adventure filmmaking.
More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places Jill Heinerth has explored right here on earth. She is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world with National Geographic, NOAA, various educational institutions and television networks worldwide. She is the inaugural Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal and the diving world’s highest award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.
As one of the most celebrated cave divers in the world, Jill Heinerth has seen the planet in a way almost no one has. In a workday, she might swim below your home, through conduits in volcanoes or cracks in the world’s largest iceberg. She’s an explorer, a scientist’s eyes and hands underwater—discovering new species and examining our finite freshwater reserves—and a filmmaker documenting the wonders of underwater life. She tests the limits of human endurance at every tight turn, risking her life with each mission. To not only survive in this world but excel, Jill has had to learn how to master fear like no other.
With gripping storytelling, and radiating with intimacy, Jill’s book “Into the Planet” will transport you deep into the most exquisite, untouched corners of the earth, where fear must be reconciled and the innermost parts of the human condition are revealed.
The hardcover is available in stores and online in the US beginning August 20, 2019 and Canada on September 11, 2019. Copies will be available for sale at the event for $30 USD cash or credit card. Jill will be happy to sign your copy.