Noted Ecologists to Keynote Communicating Science October 5-7

Ecologists and authors Tom Wessels and Amy Seidl will be keynote presenters at Communicating Science, held October 5-7, at Antioch University New England (AUNE) in Keene, New Hampshire. Registration is now open for the weekend event.

Tom Wessels, a preeminent terrestrial ecologist and AUNE Environmental Studies faculty emeritus, has written several books that include Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England and The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future. His Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape was published this year.

Amy Seidl has authored Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World and Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming, and has taught at both Middlebury College and the University of Vermont. She also hosted the Vermont Public TV series Emerging Science and co-founded the eco-media company Bright Blue.

The Communicating Science event will explore innovative ways to convey environmental and scientific information. It is designed to help individuals and organizations more effectively communicate complex scientific information and environmental issues. Participants will learn to craft compelling content across a spectrum of media to inform government policy, environmental management, corporate decision making, community participation, and the daily choices of individuals.

An Outdoor Art Exhibition in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Whole Terrain, AUNE’s literary journal of reflective environmental practice, will be held in conjunction with the weekend.

Organizers are still accepting proposals for both workshops and outdoor artists. Find information on workshop proposals here and proposal forms here. If you’re an artist, find information and a call for entries here and entry forms here.

For further information, contact wholeterrain@antioch.edu or call 603-283-2377. Rates for the weekend are $80 for the general public, $60 for AUNE alumni and employees, and $40 for all students. Stay tuned to the Whole Terrain website for further details about the weekend.