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Giants in American Conservation

Thursday, November 3, 2011 @ 5:30 PM-9:00 PM

Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation ForumA Conservation Science public forum partnership of the Academy of Science – St. Louis, the University of Missouri – St. Louis Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

–featuring David Sibley, Susan Flader and Maril Hazlett


Field Guides and Nature in the 21st Century

Featured Speaker: David Allen Sibley

David Sibley is an ornithologist and author of The Sibley Guide to Birds, considered by many to be the most comprehensive guide for North American field identification. He is also the author of: Sibley’s Birding Basics: The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Hawks in Flight and The Sibley Guide to Trees. Photo: John James Audubon

Refreshments, Book Signing and Exhibit Viewing from 7 – 7:40 PM

Books by David Allen Sibley available for purchase and signing.

SESSION TWO: 7:40 – 8:45 PM

Whither Missouri? Aldo Leopold’s Challenge

Featured Speaker: Susan Flader, Ph.D.

Susan Flader is professor emerita of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she has taught American and world environmental history and the history of Missouri and the American West. She has published several books including Thinking Like a Mountain and The River of the Mother of God on the career and thinking of Aldo Leopold, as well as Exploring Missouri’s Legacy: State Parks and Historic Sites.

Photo: Aldo Leopold

Recovering Carson’s Conservationist Side

Featured Speaker: Maril Hazlett, Ph.D.

Maril Hazlett has worked extensively in the fields of environmental advocacy and environmental policy, most recently for the Climate and Energy Project of The Land Institute. She specializes in renewable energy, clean air, and clean water issues. She earned her undergraduate degree from Amherst College and her Ph.D. in environmental history from the University of Kansas, writing her dissertation on reactions to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.

Photo: Rachel L. Carson


Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend.

Registration Required: Call 314-516-6203, or email hintonpa@umsl.edu

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Thursday, November 3, 2011
5:30 PM-9:00 PM
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