Friends of Cooper Island

Compelling Speaker, Cutting Edge Content

George has discussed his findings in a range of venues including primary schools, colleges and regional and national natural resource societies. He has been interviewed on Nightline, CNN, PBS and the BBC as well as appearing on Late Night with David Letterman. If you would like to have George Divoky share his insights and observations with your organization, please contact us at

Recent and Upcoming Talks

Decreasing Ice and Increasing Development: The Alaskan Arctic at the Crossroads
The annual meeting of the Friends of Cooper Island to be held on March 28, 2013 at the Burke Museum on the campus of the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Radio Interview with NPR's Neal Conan on Talk Of The Nation
NPR Radio Transcript New Year's Day 2013
Closing the Circle: Memorable Stories of 2012

Aspen Environmental Forum 2012
Radio interview on Talk of the Nation

IPY (International Polar Year) 2012 Conference
April 22-27, 2012, Montreal, Quebec

Recent Interviews

George shares his observations and experiences on Cooper Island as part of a NSF project to document the experiences of people who work and live in the Arctic in spring 2010. Excerpts from the interview can be found here.

Cooper Island Research Featured in National Polar-Palooza Tour
The long-term data set on seabird breeding biology, as well as recent observations on the increase of polar bears on the Alaskan Beaufort Sea coast are being included in an International Polar Year public outreach and education program called Polar-Palooza: Stories from a changing planet.

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