Earth Day Now More Now than Ever: Into Nature and Toward Life
In July 1969, a handful of earthlings rocketed beyond the warm embrace of our atmosphere and ventured across the surface of the moon. Two months later, here in Seattle, Senator Gaylord Nelson announced plans for an Earth Day event–it took off. In the 50 years since, our technological systems have grown exponentially, and our relationship with the Earth has dwindled.
While observing the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order during Earth Day 2020, we’re joined via livestream by Dr. Peter Kahn, UW Professor in the Department of Psychology and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Director of the HINTS Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Ecopsychology. Learn more about research in the HINTS Lab
Don’t worry, this Earth Day talk isn’t doom-and-gloom or a history lesson! Dr. Kahn shows how, even in the city, we can deepen our interactions with the natural world, Earth’s heartbeat. He’ll share his lab’s studies on people interacting with technological nature and he’ll talk about a new urban design methodology–Interaction Pattern Design–through which we can rewild our lives.
- Technological Nature: Adaptation and the Future of Human Life
- Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species
- Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations: Psychological, Sociocultural and Evolutionary Investigations
- The Rediscovery of the Wild
- The Human Relationship with Nature: Development and Culture
We invite the global community to participate from their homes via livestream found on Pacific Science Center’s YouTube and Science in the City pages (see link below). The livestream will begin at 7 p.m.
We encourage participants to submit their questions for Dr. Peter Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments section during the livestream.
Recommended Ages: All ages
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