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Environmental Studies

Place, Hope and Conservation: How the Oldest Species of Bird on Earth Taught One Man to Adapt to the Future

Story posted April 08, 2013

Event date(s): April 01, 2013 — April 04, 2013

Thursday, April 11
4:00pm-5:00pm
Veam Classroom, VAC
Open to the public free of charge.

Hank Lentfer, author of Faith of Cranes, will discuss the challenges of conservation work in our increasingly consumptive culture, and how having an attachment to place and community can give us greater hope for the future. Using images and sounds gathered from a life embedded on Alaska's wild edge, Hank will explore the role of beauty and wonder to inspire the work of conservation.

“Not that I don’t get discouraged by our seemingly endless ability to keep making the same mistakes, but I have learned to balance the despair with increasingly long bouts of celebrations, and wonder, and (when I am most lucky) pure joy. Faith of Cranes is the book I wrote about this work and this joy.”- Hank Lentfer

Hosted at Bowdoin by the English and History Departments and the Environmental Studies Program. Offered collaboratively by the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust & The Nature Conservancy.