In their time, Mardy and Olaus’ front porch was a favorite gathering place of scholars, scientists, school children and friends to discuss ideas on how to further wilderness protection efforts. In continuing with the tradition, The Murie Center invites colleagues to share their work from Mardy’s front porch, and encourage dialogue surrounding key themes and topics. Mardy’s Front Porch Conversations will run throughout the 2016 summer months – from June through August.
June 29 – Dan Smitherman, Wyoming Representative of The Wilderness Society, will discuss “Our Wyoming Home: The Wilderness Act in Wyoming”
July 14 – Leslie Cook, It Takes a Village: Using Place-Based Education to Connect Classroom to Community
July 20 – Dr. Corinna Riginos, Changes Over Time: The Role of Phenology in Climate Change Research
August 17 – Frank Carter, The Art of Place: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowing
September 1 – Steve Archibald, Lessons from the Field: The Power of Multigenerational Learning
Refreshments: 5:45pm – Conversation: 6:00-7:00pm
Mardy’s Front Porch Conversations are free to attend, no registration required.