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World Travelogue Series Returns to Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center

Contact:
Samantha Clark
1-800-724-0309
Samantha.Clark@nypa.gov

February 28, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—Travel the world in style as the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) World Travelogue series returns in March to NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant visitors center.

Sit back and relax as guest presenters, with fascinating stories, photos and videos, transport armchair travelers to exotic destinations around the world, free of charge.

All presentations begin at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served after each program. The schedule:

Sunday, March 2—“Icepedition”

Travel professional and Iceland expert Chris Gordon takes us on a visual tour of the country’s verdant farm pastures, moon-like volcanoes and craggy glaciers. See why Iceland has become a hot tourist destination.

Sunday, March 9 – “Awesome Australia”

Naturalist and wildlife photographer Gerry Lemmo, whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Audubon and Natural History, takes us to Northern Queensland—with its tropical rainforests and waterfalls—the Outback and Great Barrier Reef.

Sunday, March 16 – “Climbing Devils Tower”

Dr. Tom Denham and his team climb Devils Tower in Wyoming’s Black Hills, the monolithic backdrop to the film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Of its 400,000 annual visitors, only one percent attempt the climb. Find out why.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are preferred, but not required; please call 800-724-0309.

The Blenheim-Gilboa Plant Visitors Center is located on State Route 30, about 17 miles south of Middleburgh, five miles north of Grand Gorge and about 50 miles southwest of Albany.

 

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