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Speaker Series: Why Natural History Matters


with Tom Fleischner

Calendar Next session starts Sep 24, 2018 at 7 pm

Members $12, Nonmembers $15

Why Natural History Matters:  Saving the Earth and Feeding Your Soul Through the Study of Natural History

Tom Fleischner, Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, and Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, defines natural history expansively as “a practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than- human world, guided by honesty and accuracy”, or, alternatively, as “the practice of falling in love with the world.”

He will describe how the practice of natural history provides the foundation for the natural sciences, conservation, healthy society, and, not least, for our own well-being.  In addition to sharing images from his naturalist explorations from Alaska to Antarctica, he will read from his new book, Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness

Copies of the book (as well as his previous volume, The Way of Natural History) will be available for purchase and signing.

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