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Perceiving Global Environmental Change: Environmental Humanities and The Real Work


Monday, January 13, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learning how to perceive global environmental change is the crucial educational challenge of our time. It requires our most creative, innovative, and participatory approaches. This is a task for the environmental humanities, a blending of the arts and sciences to enhance the ecological imagination. The environmental humanities is a practice and profession that will convene community leaders, creative interpreters, institutional collaborators, curators, ecological retail designers, new media innovators, conversation consultants, curriculum designers, teachers and learners, writers and critcs, poets, eco artists, street artists, photographers, sustainability advocates, action philosophers, and people from all walks of life. Come join us!

Mitchell Thomashow is the former president of Unity College and the Director of the Second Nature Presidential Fellows Program. For thirty years he was the Chair of the Environmental Studies Department at Antioch New England. He is the author of Ecological Identity, Bringing the Biosphere Home, and The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus.

This seminar is the first of a three-part series given by candidates for the Director of OSU's Environmental Arts and Humantities Inititative.  

 


Memorial Union (campus map)
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Free
Nathaniel Brodie
brodien at onid.orst.edu
Liberal Arts Admin