Three of the country's most prominent explorers will speak at a free lecture at MSU, sponsored by National Geographic. Join John Francis, Mike Fay and Conrad Anker as they speak about their experiences on Saturday, February 11, 2012. The presentation and lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Union Building Ballrooms.

John Francis, National Geographic Society vice president of research, conservation and exploration, will discuss his role at National Geographic and the organization's support of exploration around the globe.

Mike Fay is a Wildlife Conservation Society conservationist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Fay will share highlights from his 1,800-mile trek through the entire redwoods range and his current work on resource use and ecosystem balance in Alaska and British Columbia.

Conrad Anker, renowned alpinist, The North Face athlete, and friend of the Moose, will recount his 275-mile journey on foot through the remote Chang Tang to witness births of the elusive Tibetan antelope at their high-altitude calving grounds.

The MSU workshop is free to all, but students must apply in advance at the MSU Leadership Institute's webpage. For more information, call 406-994-4571.