april, 2020

22apr7:00 pm9:00 pmEarth Day Rediscovered: Finding Our Wild Selves in 20207:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Science in the City

Event Details

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.

On Earth Day 2020, we’re joined 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. Don’t worry, this Earth Day talk isn’t doom-and-gloom or a history lesson! Dr. Kahn will show 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.

Cost: Members, Free / General Public, $5

Recommended Ages: All ages

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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


PACCAR Theater

200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

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