|It’s not the End of the World: A Mayan Message about 2012
Mark Van Stone, Ph.D., G.F. / Author & Maya Expert, Professor of Art History, Southwestern College
Culled from his book, 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, inspired by Maya inscriptions, astronomical knowledge, math, and myth, and“Reading the Maya Glyphs”. Responding to the upsurge in interest in “the Maya prophecies”, Dr. Mark Van Stone will explain his research during the last several years researching what the Ancient Maya actually said about 2012.
Mark Van Stone is a Maya expert specializing in Maya Hieroglyphs and calligraphy. Along with his current unique expertise, Van Stone’s knowledge base and work history is an intellectual treasure-trove of curio. To wit: is Dr. Van Stone received his undergraduate degree in Physics and worked in the gamma-ray astronomy laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, until lured away to self-employment as a calligrapher and carver. In the world of calligraphy and type design, he established himself as an expert in paleography and the evolution of written forms.
|Unveiling the Wild: The Science of Survival
Thomas Coyne / Chief Instructor, California Survival Training
Whatever actually went down, you realize the water and electricity are not coming back on. It’s time to hit the road and begin relying on yourself. Do you know a way out of the chaos? Do you know how to find clean water? Do you know what plants are edible? Do you remember you training? Or are you like the majority: completely unprepared?
Thomas is the modern founder of Survival Training School of California. He has worked in the outdoors in all four seasons and diverse weather conditions his entire life. From 2001-2008 Thomas served as a highly specialized Wildland Firefighter- often in leadership positions- for both the United States Forest Service as well as Kern County Fire Department. He has been trained in; swift water rescue, ropes rescue, confined space rescue, helicopter hoist rescue, emergency medical technology, HAZMAT response and DECON, escaping crashed aircraft in bodies of water, watershed management, fisheries biology, forestry, and more.