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When:
October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2020-10-29T18:00:00-04:00
2020-10-29T19:00:00-04:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Delaware Humanities
(302) 657-0650

Join Delaware Humanities and the National Park Service for our first ever Trek and (Virtual) Talk.

First, register for the discussion which will take place virtually on Thursday, October 29 at 6 PM.

After you register, you will be emailed readings related to nature and the environment.  The readings will focus on topics such as bats, shad, invasive species, Piedmont geology, pollinators, wetlands, waterbirds/migration, and amphibians and reptiles.  We encourage you to take these readings on the trail with you prior to the virtual event on October 29th. The readings were inspired by the scenic trails and Brandywine Creek vistas in the Brandywine Valley unit of the First State National Historical Park; however, if you can’t make it to these trails, you can hike and read on any trail or in any green space closest to you, or anywhere that you enjoy nature.

On Thursday, October 29 at 6 PM, we will discuss 3-4 of the readings and your reflections with Environmental Humanities professor Lisa Dill and park staff.

Program Description

Many of us think the word "environment" exists in strictly scientific terms, from climate science to land management to agriculture to food. However, all of these issues occupy a space between science and the humanities. All of them are debated and discussed by writers, historians, philosophers, and political figures, in addition to chemists, biologists, and physicists. All of them intersect with the other crucial issues of American life: health, culture, religion, economics. The Environmental Humanities open these discussions for all of us, providing a framework for these important conversations. Delaware Humanities is excited to begin facilitating Environmental Humanities programs in our communities. Check this space for upcoming events.