Live From the AFP Conferance: "Inspiring Future Generations By Exploring The Past
By Marla E. Nobles
He completed more than 110 deep-sea expeditions, claims to have logged more hours in the deep than any marine biologist and led an expedition that found hydrothermal vents in the ocean floor, a major scientific discovery. And yet, it wasn’t until he logged his 70 th expedition that Robert D. Ballard, Ph.D., received his very first letter from a child.
“I find a rusty ship and I’m suddenly inundated with them,” said Ballard, speaking at the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 43 rd International Conference on Fundraising, in Atlanta . Ballard received more than 16,000 letters in the first week following the September, 1985, expedition that ultimately uncovered the Titanic."