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Atlas Obscura Co-founder Visits USM

Dylan Thuras, co-founder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, visited University School on Sept. 18 to take 3rd- and 4th-grade readers on a journey through his and co-author Rosemary Mosco’s latest book: “The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid.” The book is an illustrated guide to 100 of the world’s most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent. The visit was sponsored by the school's Parents' Association. Thuras also held a question-and-answer session and signed books at the event.

As an organization, Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Before Thuras’ visit, students created posters and artwork based on the locations in his book. “We live surrounded by the world’s wonders, and it’s up to us to go out and be curious, and explore, and find them,” said Thuras. “That’s the main message I have for you, is to go out in the world and be curious.”
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