Poster design by Alex McGettrick
Thursday, April 1, 7pm CDT, An Evening with Robin Wall Kimmerer, Restoration and Reciprocity: Healing Relationships with the Natural World
Host: Kansas University. The Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture is hosted by The Commons
- Can we schedule a watch party / viewing party?
About the Speaker
Facebook: Writer, professor, scientist, and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer is well known for her 2015 book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants.” She is an SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs that draw on the wisdom of indigenous and scientific knowledge to offer lessons for humanity.
Kimmerer’s first book, “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses,” was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. Through her work, Kimmerer observes the natural world closely, exploring systems and communities across species, and sharing knowledge that reveals kinship across species. Kimmerer holds a bachelor’s degree in botany from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a master’s degree and doctorate in botany from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology. She lives in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.
View livestream for this event at thecommons.ku.edu/kimmerer.
Spotlight: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
The mission of the SUNY-ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment – esf.edu/nativepeoples – is to create programs that draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge in support of our shared goals of environmental sustainability. In addition to serving as a bridge between traditional ecological knowledge and western scientific approaches, the Center incorporates indigenous perspectives and knowledge for the benefit of native students and work to educate mainstream students in a cross-cultural context.
The Center includes a significant outreach element focused on increasing educational opportunities for Native American students in environmental sciences, research collaborations, and partnerships with Native American communities to address local environmental problems.