7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus. (For directions, click here.)

USU physicist Jeff Hazboun, pictured, was a member of a National Geographic-funded trek to Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. His adventure premiered July 2011, on National Geographic Channel’s 'Monster Fish’ program. Photo courtesy of Reel Water Productions.

 Jeff Hazboun

A doctoral student, Hazboun is investigating the theory of quantum gravity with faculty mentor Jim Wheeler. What theoretical physics, kayaking and wildlife biology have in common, Hazboun says, is they're all about exploration.


"Explore to Conserve: A Russian Adventure"

Are you an adrenaline junkie?

If so, you're going to especially enjoy USU physicist Jeff Hazboun's recounting of his experiences 'roughing it" in untouched reaches of Russian's Kamchatka Peninsula.

An extreme kayaker and a seasoned wildlife biologist, Hazboun served as science coordinator of a National Geographic-sponsored expedition to explore critical salmon habitat along remote stretches of rivers in Russia's far eastern peninsula. Join him as he tells  of adventures (and close encounters with Kamchatka's large brown bears) experienced during a month-long trek aimed at fostering multi-partnered conservation solutions.

Following Jeff's talk, Science Unwrapped attendees are invited to enjoy free refreshments and a variety of hands-on learning activities.

Join us at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center.