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Village Talk: Exploring Alaska: Nome, Denali, And The Kenai Peninsula with Bill Gette (1:00-2:00 PM)

Exploring Alaska - Nome, Denali, and the Kenai Peninsula
Senior/Community Center
331 High Street
Newburyport, MA

Village Talk:
Wednesday, February 20
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.



Bill Gette has led seven travel programs to Alaska for Mass Audubon. On one of his most recent trips, he and his participants visited the Anchorage area, the gold rush town of Nome on the Seward Peninsula, world-renowned Denali National Park, and the Kenai Peninsula.

At our Village Talk Bill will take you on a photographic adventure through the Seward Peninsula where he will show you photographs of historic gold mining operations, Muskox, Long-tailed Jaeger, Short-eared Owl, and Red-necked Phalarope. In Denali National Park, he’ll take you for a hike across the tundra and show you magnificent wildflowers, Caribou, and Brown (Grizzly) Bear. On the Kenai Peninsula, Bill will share his close encounters with whales, Sea Otters, and Bald Eagles.    

Bill is the Founding Director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport (1996-2015).  

Since 1985, Bill has led natural history travel programs throughout the United States and to all seven continents. International travel destinations have included Antarctica, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Galápagos Islands, Honduras, India, Kenya, Mexico, Panama, Tanzania, Turkey, and Zambia.

In retirement, Bill continues to organize and lead travel programs for Mass Audubon and provide his Celebrating Nature - Talks by Bill Gette workshops and lectures for civic groups, libraries, and retirement communities.  His passion is environmental education, and he strives to instill a conservation ethic.


Village Talks are offered by the Greater Newburyport Village for the enrichment of the community. Village Talks occur every third Wednesday of the month at the Newburyport Senior/Community Center, 331 High St., Newburyport.  Talks are free and open to all. For more information please check out the Event Calendar at, email, or call 978.206.1821. 

The Greater Newburyport Village is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to promote living well and independently for a lifetime through community engagement and a network of neighborly support.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Newburyport Senior/Community Center
331 High Street
Newburyport, MA  01950
Joyce Cejka
Village Talk
Registration is not Required
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