Sharing stories of adventure and conservation

IGS alumna and Australian Geographic Speakers Bureau Coordinator Isabella Lamshed (2013) has shared some exciting news for an upcoming Australian Geographic event project, which she believes may be of interest to IGS families.

“Aus Geo is launching a new division called Australian Geographic Presents, where we aim to bring Australia’s best adventurers and conservationists to everyday Australians, to share their incredible stories of perseverance, strength, and community,” Isabella said.

“In fact, in early March, we are bringing two of our most esteemed adventure speakers to meet Year 8 IGS students to discuss responsible risk taking, facing your fears, positive body image and living a life of adventure, which will be great!”

A public event on Wednesday 20 February will launch the initiative.

“I think the IGS families and staff would actually really love this event,” Isabella said.

“We have pulled together four incredible Australians who will share their unique perspectives and experiences of Antarctica, and their stories of adventure and conservation.

“Pat Farmer ran over 20,000km to the South Pole (all the way from the North), Lisa Blair was the first woman to sail around Antarctica, Heather Swan flew over it in a wingsuit, and Sophia Skarparis, at just 16 years of age, is trying to save it, and the rest of the planet, from the onslaught of plastic pollution.”

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

“It’s a really exciting time to be involved in such an inspiring project, especially given that environmental action and conservation is not just my passion, but my obsession,” she said.

“I feel lucky to be able to combine my passions with my profession, especially when it has the capacity to leave other people feeling inspired and motivated too.”

Isabella in the veggie patch she built and enjoys visiting