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Caroline Van Hemert
Art, Science, and Adventure

In the latest episode of Conservation Conversations with Sean O'Brien, Caroline Van Hemert takes us on a captivating journey. Her recent book, "The Sun is a Compass," recounts her extraordinary 4,000-mile human-powered expedition from the Pacific Rainforest to the Arctic Coast. As an ornithologist by training and lifelong Alaskan resident, Caroline draws inspiration from the migratory wildlife she meets along the way. Caroline's story emphasizes the power of art and science in maintaining hope amid irreversible environmental changes. She also provides a glimpse of her next adventure—an Arctic voyage by sailboat with her family.

Listen now wherever you get your podcasts! You can find Caroline's book at most major book retailers, or at her website:

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