SEATTLE, Feb 17, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Plum Creek Timber Company(NYSE:PCL) today announced that in the coming months, thousands ofSeattle students will be educated and entertained as they listen andlearn about the global expeditions of five diverse explorers. TheNational Geographic Live! Spring 2005 education program, created incollaboration with the Woodland Park Zoo and made possible by PlumCreek, will be held at Benaroya Hall between February 23 and May 16.
"Through Plum Creek's generous support we are pleased to offerthese special events to local area schools. Springing from our popularevening National Geographic Live! speaker series, these events aredesigned to educate, enlighten and inspire the explorer inside eachand every student that participates," said Dan Beaupre, manager,National Geographic Live! Education Programs.
The student events will captivate grade school and high schoolstudents as they catch a glimpse into the adventures of a renownedphotojournalist who has captured images of exotic wildlife; a daringNorwegian adventurer who has completed a grueling 325-mile journeyacross the Southern Patagonia Ice Field, and much more.
For 117 years, National Geographic has featured presentations bydistinguished explorers, writers and photographers to audiences inWashington, D.C. Through events like the Seattle speaker series, nowin its eighth year, National Geographic Live! brings the NationalGeographic experience to communities nationwide.
Working with Seattle teachers, registration has been completed forfour of the five Seattle events. However, seats are still availablefor the first event featuring National Geographic photographer JodiCobb, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at 10 a.m. This freeprogram is open to all high school-age students and their parents orchaperones. If you are interested in registering for this event, call202-775-6530.
Plum Creek will have a booth at the event so that students caninteract with foresters, wildlife biologists, and others whose job itis to care for the wide range of wildlife, fish and plant species thatlive on Plum Creek's 8 million acres of timberland in the UnitedStates. The company will also distribute seedlings to students.
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of thelargest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in theworld. It reaches more than 280 million people worldwide each monththrough its official journal, National Geographic, and its four othermagazines; the National Geographic Channel; television documentaries;radio programs; films; books; videos and DVDs; maps; and interactivemedia. National Geographic has funded nearly 8,000 scientific researchprojects and supports an education program combating geographicilliteracy. For more information, log on to nationalgeographic.com;AOL Keyword: NatGeo.
Plum Creek is one of the largest private timberland owners in thenation, with approximately 8 million acres of timberlands in majortimber producing regions of the United States and 10 wood productsmanufacturing facilities in the Northwest.
SOURCE: Plum Creek Timber Company
Plum Creek Timber Company
Kathy Budinick 206-467-3620