Aspen U - Why Natural History Matters

WHY NATURAL HISTORY MATTERS

TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH
5:30 PM || THE LIMELIGHT HOTEL

*Paired with Limelight Happy Hour Specials // $4 DRAFT BEER / $10 PIZZAS

FEATURING DR. CHRIS FILARDI
Director of Pacific Programs at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation,
American Museum of Natural History || New York, NY


Grab a beer and split a pizza with a friend while listening to one of the more exciting speakers and thinkers in the ecological circuit. Chris will talk about the way basic natural history – the act of meticulously and persistently recording observations of the living world – can help us live better lives, and fuel the social engines for confronting big issues like ecosystem degradation and climate change. Using examples from fieldwork with grizzly bears, remote island birds, and people who have lived with them beyond memory, Chris talks about why natural history can matter in our everyday lives and in confronting some of the great challenges to human societies. This particular segment of our Aspen U Speaker Series will be a riveting introduction to a new way of thinking about some of today's biggest issues regarding climate change. You don't want to miss it!