March 19th Speaker Night – You Are Invited! Thursday March 19th – CANCELLED

In 2017 the National Geographic Society sponsored an expedition to the South Pacific to look for the remains of Amelia Earhart on an uninhabited island near the equator.

Included in this expedition were four dogs specially trained to find old human remains. The expedition flew into Fiji and then boarded a ship for the 1100 mile trip to the isolated island of Nikumaroro.

This lecture will follow the difficulties of getting dogs into the Rabies free zone in the Pacific and working them in the tropical heat and humidity while surrounded by local wildlife who had never seen a dog.

We will also show why Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan could have landed on this island 400 miles from their original destination of Howland Island. There will be numerous photographs from the expedition.

When: Thursday March 19th at 7:00 PM.

Where: Sierra Presbyterian Church located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

Admission: FREE and open to the public, this event last one hour and is followed by free refreshments.

For more information, visit or contact Daniel Ketcham @ (530) 477-8056 or

We hope you can attend and we will likely have a “full house”, so do arrive a bit early to insure seating. We also ask that you help prevent and stop the spread of this virus, in the following ways:

–> Rather than a handshake or a high five, greet one another with a warm smile or an elbow bump or “air” high five.

–> If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home. Take care of yourself. If you attend in person and sneeze or cough, please use a handkerchief or tissue and be sure to wash your hands.

–> Wash your hands consistently with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds (about the same time it takes to sing Happy Birthday). This is the most important and helpful thing you can do to protect yourself and others.