|Date||Friday July 19, 2019|
|Time||8:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
|Description||On Friday, July 19 at 8pm, learn about “The Resurgent Wild” with Chris Preston. It is common to hear about the huge impacts human activities have on nature and wildlife. Some suggest we are causing the planet’s “Sixth Great Extinction.” It is less common to hear the spectacular success stories of some animals that are bouncing back from near extinction. Chris Preston's presentation will consider a handful of species that are staging dramatic recoveries and will speculate about the lessons to be learned about the future of wildlife in the coming decades.
Christopher J Preston is a professor of environmental philosophy at the University of Montana who writes about humans and their relationship with animals and nature. He was born in England and has lived in Oregon, Colorado, South Carolina and Alaska, where he was formerly a part-time commercial fisherman. He writes books and articles on wilderness, technology and the new “synthetic age” humans are creating.