RSVP: Rover Boys - Bristol Foster and Robert Bateman

The Rover Boys presentation has been postponed due to weather conditions. The event will be re-scheduled at a later date. Please RSVP below if you'd like to be on the email list to be notified of the new date. 

We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity that has arisen for our community.

In 1956, Bristol Foster, called his friend Robert Bateman and asked if he wanted to go around the world in a Land Rover. The two young men set forth on a journey that covered Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The worlds they passed through were largely in turmoil either because of the end of colonialism or fall out from WWII. They encountered cultures and races that are now effectively extinct. They travelled through ecosystems and observed species that are similarly threatened now.

Known as “the Rover Boys”, the two sent regular dispatches back to LIFE magazine. Bristol Foster, now an ecologist and documentary filmmaker, recorded this remarkable journey on film. Robert Bateman, world renowned wildlife artist and naturalist, recorded through his drawing and painting. We at SMUS are being offered a unique window on their journey as they share movie clips, artwork and stories of this now vanished time in the world.

Robert is a parent of SMUS alumni and Bristol currently has a grandchild at SMUS. The two thought it fitting to give back to the community through a presentation for adults on February 11 (RSVP below), and a presentation to the Middle and Senior schools on February 12.

Event Details

New date to be announced
Wine and cheese reception 6:30 pm, program begins at 7:00 pm.
School Chapel