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The view isn't very good from a cubicle. That's why people who have better views occasionally take the time off from their Indiana Jones-esque exploits to tell us about them. Today is one of those days.

Christopher Swain, whose accomplishments include being the first to swim the length of the Columbia River (1,243 miles), will discuss his view from the world's rivers and waterways at the Timberline High School auditorium, 701 E. Boise Ave., after an introduction from teacher, astronaut and fellow view-seeker Barbara Morgan.

It shouldn't surprise anyone that Swain is interested in water quality. Starting at 7 p.m., he'll deliver a presentation on clean water and healthy oceans—what the problems are, why they're significant and what can be done about it. Meanwhile, the Idaho Aquarium will host a mobile tide pool demonstration with marine animals.

The event is free to attend. For more info call 208-854-6230.

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