UW Faculty Auxiliary

March 4, 2022

UWFA Lecture: Dagmar Shannon, “Antarctica” Wednesday March 9, 1 pm

Welcome to the UWFA Lecture Series

Dagmar Shannon, “Antarctica” Wednesday March 9, 1 pm

Ultimate Antarctica and Patagonia

“Come travel and discover Antarctica with me. I am Dagmar Shannon, former UWFA President and co- Program chair with Nancy Kenagy. Born in Germany, I came to Seattle as an exchange student and later married the son of my host family. Even though I have been in the US for 50 years you might still hear a slight accent.

My husband Bill and I are avid travelers and on March 9th I’d like to share with you what I learned during our trip to Antarctica about the geography, the history and nature as it displays itself on the inhospitable ice and frigid water. It is a continent of great wonder and beauty and a place of superlatives. I will talk about some of our experiences, impressions and show you the pictures I took and part of a video the cruise line took of our trip via drone.

Is the ice really blue? Yes it is! Are the icebergs really huge? Yes they are! Are penguins really cute? Yes they are!

I look forward to seeing you on Zoom and talking about one of my favorite places on earth.”