Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Nature is not something that is ‘out there’ and separate from our daily lives, says writer Emma Marris. Instead we are surrounded by a rambunctious garden that has been shaped by human beings—which raises significant questions. If no ecosystem is pristine and we cannot go back to a natural world untouched by human activity, how will we go forward? How do we conserve, protect, and engage with nature? What is nature and what is our place within it?
Drawing on her work a diverse group of scientists and community leaders, Marris answers some of these questions, offering ways to embrace nature in our backyards and cities and make decisions that benefit conservation, species diversity, and environmental health in a ‘post-wild world.’
For Earth Day, she’ll help us understand the science and ecology principles at work in ecosystems so we can become part of the design team that shapes how our world looks and functions.
What if we saw the earth as part of the body of God, not as separate from God (who dwells elsewhere), but as the visible reality of the invisible God?
Science writer Emma Marris, author of The Rambunctious Garden, tells stories that help us understand the past, take meaningful action in the present, and move towards a greener, wilder, happier, and more equal future. Her stories have been featured in the New York Times, Nature, Orion, and National Geographic.
LOCATION: Jeanne D’ Arc Auditorium, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul
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