Annual Meeting
Mr. Charles “Flip” Nicklin:
“Among Giants – a Life with Whales”

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time Details: 5:30PM Business Meeting for Members Only
6:00PM Cocktails – Cash Bar
6:45PM Dinner
7:30PM Speaker
Location: St. Louis Zoo, The Living World
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110


Flip Nicklin

Widely regarded as the world’s leading cetacean photographer, Flip Nicklin grew up around his father’s small dive shop on the California coast. He went on to become National Geographic’s premiere whale photographer and marine mammal specialist. In the past 30 years, Flip has photographed more than thirty species of whales and dolphins, some so endangered their survival is in question. He has most recently been named North American Nature Photography Association’s (NANPA) Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year, 2012.

In 2001 Nicklin co-founded Whale Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and public education. The mission of Whale Trust is to promote, support, and conduct scientific research on whales and the marine environment and develop public education programs based directly on results of scientific research. Whale Trust is committed to promoting and fostering Maui as a unique living laboratory for whale research and the marine environment. For information, please visit

Flip Nicklin’s publications, including Among Giants: A Life with Whales and Face to Face with Whales, will be available for personalized signing.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Academy of Science St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.

Walk-Ins Welcome: No
Reservation Deadline: May 4, 2011
Reservations to: Becky Doane ( or 314-231-2306, x1302
Please include your name and the names of your guests when making reservations.
Payment Information: Mail your check (payable to St. Louis Chapter - The Explorers Club) – with your name and the names of your guests – to:
   Ms. Becky Doane
   Thompson Coburn LLP
   One US Bank Plaza, 34th Floor
   St. Louis, MO 63101-9702
Member Dinner Ticket: $70
Guest Dinner Ticket: $70
Lecture Only Ticket: Yes - the Lecture is Open and Free to the Public
Photos from the Event:
Annual Meeting, May 2011
Annual Meeting, May 2011
Annual Meeting, May 2011
Captain Mark “Sharky” Alexander, MN’10, Flip Nicklin, FN’10, and Benjamin Hulsey MN’07, Chair St. Louis Chapter, at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Speaker Flip Nicklin, Jeanne Schmitt, and Bob Haldiman John and Carla Marshall, Dr. Sherman Silber, Rick Holton, and Judy Noel
Annual Meeting, May 2011
Annual Meeting, May 2011
Flip Nicklin
Dr. Mabel Purkerson, Sandy Peters, and Pat Raven Jeff Bonner, Cindy Peters and Peter Raven Charles “Flip” Nicklin
Flip Nicklin
Annual Meeting, May 2011
Charles “Flip” Nicklin Charles “Flip” Nicklin signing books for the sell-out crowd after the lecture  

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