An informal series of engaging community dialogue to explore how the arts and humanities reflect upon and inspire our sense of place, and how they can help us build stronger communities.
Special Solstice Engagement: Restoration, Renewal and the Necessity of Wildness
UW Biology Professor and local author (Saving Tarboo Creek), Scott Freeman, joins Jefferson Clemente to talk about his work on Tarboo Creek, and the relationship between restoration and renewal. As an ecologist and writer, Scott will discuss the intersection of science and art, looking at the ways poetry informs our understanding of the natural world and the experience of wildness. In a highly interactive presentation, we will be invited to engage the work of Aldo Leopold and his provocative invocation to Sand County Almanac: "There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot."