Wednesday, March 21, 2012
EXPLORERS CLUB LECTURE SERIES WITH DAVID GEORGE HASKELL - The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
New York, NY (March 26, 2012) - David George Haskell will describe the outcome of an unconventional experiment in scientific and aesthetic exploration: he watched one square meter of old growth forest for a year, using his skills as an ecologist and evolutionary biologist to understand the workings of the forest. This lecture illustrates the insights that he gained from this experiment. He discusses the nature of communication in the forest, explaining how quiet observation opened the acoustic and chemical "social network" among the living organisms in the forest. The emphasis of this talk is scientific, but Haskell also reflects on humanity's relationship to forests, suggesting that contemplative practices in nature offer one way to integrate science and ethics.
March 26th, Monday
Check-In at 6pm, 7pm Start
Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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