AUNE Spring Speaker Series Continues with Two Events in April

The 2011 Spring Speaker Series at Antioch University New England (AUNE) continues with two more events in April.

All speaker series events are held at 7 p.m. in the AUNE Community Room at 40 Avon Street, Keene, New Hampshire.

The public is welcome to attend these free presentations:

April 7. “A Vision of Science Education in the 21st Century.”
Jimmy Karlan, director of Science Teacher Certification in AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies.

This 35-minute multi-media presentation is a live talk synchronized to film, pictures and text. Karlan makes the case that our science students need to experiment, invent, play, demonstrate and contribute more. National Science Foundation standards should focus not on high stakes and standardized tests, but on real, high-stake problems, according to Karlan.

Find out more about the event.

April 14. “Invasive Plants in New Hampshire.”
Christopher Mattrick (ES ’92), forest botanist in the Botany and Invasive Species Program of the White Mountain National Forest.

Mattrick will discuss invasive exotic species, one of the greatest threats to New England’s native flora because they outcompete native plants for moisture, light, nutrients and space. Come learn about what can be done to combat them.

Find out more about the event.

One more event is scheduled for the series on May 19. “Communities of Artists, Arts in the Community,” will be a panel discussion with David Macy (OM ’00), resident director of the MacDowell Colony, in Peterborough, New Hampshire; Lenny Matczynski, executive and artistic director of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, in Nelson, New Hampshire; and Aaron Wiederspahn, executive director of The Starving Artist, in Keene, New Hampshire.

The directors of these three important local arts organizations will talk about what they do to provide space for artists and to bring art into the community.

Find out more about the event here.

For more information, contact Sean Wiley, at 603.283.2431 or swiley@antioch.edu.