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Keynote: Mitchell Kramer as Benjamin Franklin
Thursday, October 17, 2019
8:30 am–9:30 am

From an early age Benjamin Franklin loved the water and was an avid swimmer his entire life. He crossed the Atlantic Ocean many times throughout his life, and his study of swimming led to his earliest invention, the swim flippers. Ocean crossings allowed him a chance to map and name the Gulf stream. Eventually
his work would lead him to the study of hydrodynamics. Franklin’s study of electricity and his participation in the revolution are driven by his Enlightenment principles. Learn how the love of nature and the discovery of man's place in the world began in a small swimming pond off Mill Street in South Boston

Session Location: 
Virginia Rooms DEF