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International Lecture: Borneo Wild!

Date: Apr 19, 2021 - Start:02:30 PM - End:03:30 PM


North Central Michigan College will host an international lecture exploring the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.  Urban planner and world traveler Emily Meyerson will share her journey to the world’s third-largest island during a Zoom lecture at 2:30 p.m. on April 19.  Preregistration is required.

Borneo is an island that is politically divided among three countries: Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia.  Meyerson’s travels took her to Malaysian Borneo, from Kuching, the “City of Cats,” into the world’s largest cave system at Mulu National Park, through the rainforest along a former headhunter’s trail, and finally to the top of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest peak in Southeast Asia.  She will share details of the beautiful culture, unique flora and fauna, amazing landscapes, interesting history, and delicious food.

Meyerson’s extensive travels have taken her to six continents. 

“I learn more about myself and my purpose when I’m away from routine and just on the edge of uncomfortable,” she said.

Meyerson, whose professional passion is advocating for livable small towns and creating safe, healthy, walkable communities, holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan.  She has helped plan, develop, and manage a 280-mile network of multi-use trails in Northern Michigan and is working with local leaders to address Emmet County’s housing shortage.