Stuart Firestein (Failure: Why Science is So Successful) will speak at the annual Leadership Breakfast on March 22, 2017.
Wednesday: Mar 22
Frederick Damon (Trees, Knots, and Outriggers: Environmental Knowledge in the Northeast Kula Ring), and Stan Ulanski (The California Current: A Pacific Ecosystem and Its Fliers, Divers, and Swimmers) will present on their work in regards to the Pacific environment.
Tags: Environment / Science
Thursday: Mar 23
David Grinspoon (Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future) and Scott Solomon (Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution) will speak on their work in regards to our future as stewards of this Earth and our future as evolving humans.
Friday: Mar 24
Authors Jennifer Ackerman (The Genius of Birds), Abraham H. Gibson (Feral Animals in the American South), and Bill Schutt (Cannibalism) discuss the evolutionary history, exceptional talents, and natural traits of animals.
Susan Cohen (Coming of Age at the End of Nature) and Leidy Klotz (Sustainability Through Soccer) discuss their latest work and how it engages diverse views on climate change and activism.
David Ludwig (Always Hungry?) and Gary Taubes (The Case Against Sugar) present their meticulously researched, sometimes unsettling, yet illuminating work on how to live our best healthy lives.
Ben Kessler (Rivers of Wind) and Denise Low (The Turtle’s Beating Heart) share lyrical stories of the past and of nature, heritage, and memory. Their writing is both timeless and urgent.
Saturday: Mar 25
Join the Southern Environmental Law Center to hear some of the most powerful voices speaking on behalf of our health, our environment, and places we love in the South. Featuring the presentation of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Awards.
Outdoor enthusiast and author Jeff Alt (The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park) discusses real-life outdoor know-how and the fictional national park adventures that take place in his series of middle-grade novels.
Authors Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures) and Dava Sobel (The Glass Universe) discuss their new books and careers as female historians as well as the impact they hope their work has.