Swiss family traveling the globe to increase climate change awareness to appear at Mystic Aquarium

Mystic -- A Swiss family that is traversing the seven seas and summiting the highest peaks on each of the seven continents in an effort to bring awareness to climate change will appear at Mystic Aquarium next week.

The Schwörer family, which is in the midst of the TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition, will appear on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at a 4 p.m. press conference and then again at a dinner and Conservation in Action event at 6:30 p.m.

Before that on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the family will appear at several public events at the aquarium. More details are at mysticaquarium.org.

The family is speaking following their recent voyage aboard a 50-foot-long sailboat through the Arctic’s Northwest Passage.

Over the past 16 years, Dario and Sabine Schwörer and their children have traveled more than 125,000 miles by sailing, biking and climbing and cleaned up 50 tons of garbage. The voyage is not yet complete.

In announcing the family’s appearance, the aquarium said they have “witnessed examples of climate change in every climate zone and its effect on communities.”

“At the core of their expedition, is education. Meeting with students internationally, they help present examples from around the world of counteracting global climate change by living an environmentally sustainable manner,” stated the aquarium.

 

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Notes from the Old Noank Jail: The guns of Long Island Sound

During the Spanish-American War, Long Island Sound had five coastal artillery forts at its mouth.


Family time at Ocean Beach

From left, Jessie Ramirez of Virginia looks on from a lifeguard chair as her daughter Jalynn Bright, 13, and niece Livi, 12, of New London play football Wednesday at Ocean Beach Park.


Face to face in Norwich

Owen Riley, 4, of Norwich, takes a closer look at an American kestrel during a presentation on raptors by members of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center on Wednesday at Otis Library in Norwich.


Wheelin' New London

Jillian Melton and her daughter Kaylee, 6, look on as volunteer Joseph Morris with Bike New London cleans her tires Wednesday during a bike training event for the Proud to "DU" It Duathlon at Calkins Park in New London.

TRENDING

PODCASTS