Cornell University

Lecture: Coloring the Conservation Conversation

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture

Coloring the Conservation Conversation -J. Drew Lanham, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Clemson University and recipient of the Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership by the National Audubon Society

Lanham will discuss what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African-American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. The convergence of ornithologist, college professor, poet, author and conservation activist blend to bring our awareness of the natural world and our moral responsibility for it forward in new ways. Candid by nature — and because of it — Lanham will examine how conservation must be a rigorous science and evocative art, inviting diversity and race to play active roles in celebrating our natural world.

BIO: 

A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including OrionAudubonFlycatcher, and Wilderness, and in several anthologies, including The Colors of NatureState of the HeartBartram’s Living Legacy, and Carolina Writers at Home. An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall.

 

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Lecture

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CALS Communications, Cornell Botanic Gardens

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http://www.cornellbotanicgardens.org

Cost

free

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#sustainability

Contact E-Mail

km274@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Kevin Moss

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6072547430

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