(CANCELLED) The Living World: Reflections on Earth, Nature and Humanity—An Evening with Author, Conservationist, and Scientist Carl Safina
- EVT 633
- Apr 21
- 7:30 pm
No Registration Required
Carl Safina has become a leading voice for conservation, widening his interests from what is at stake in the natural world to who is at stake among the nonhuman beings who share this astonishing planet with us. He is best known for lyrical nonfiction writing. He has authored seven acclaimed books including Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel and his newest, Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace. Safina’s work explores how we are changing the natural world and what the changes mean for both human and nonhuman beings. He argues that the durability of human dignity and survival of the natural world will depend on each other; we cannot preserve the wild unless we preserve human dignity, and we cannot conserve human dignity while continuing to degrade nature. His work fuses scientific understanding, emotional connection, and a moral call to action. Please join us for this very special Earth Day Week event celebrating the publication of Becoming Wild.
Carl Safina, Author; Conservationist; Ecologist Carl Safina has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation (aka the “Genius Grant”), the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. For his writing he has received the Lannan Literary Award, the Orion Book Award, the National Academies Communication Award, and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George B. Rabb Conservation medals. He hosted the ten-part PBS television series Saving the Ocean and contributes frequently to CNN, National Geographic, The New York Times, Audubon, The Huffington Post, and other media and publications. His TED Talk, “What Are Animals Thinking and Feeling?” has had more than 2.3 million views.
This program is co-sponsored by Planet Earth Arts and Stanford Continuing Studies.
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