Tags: Environment / Science

Wednesday: Mar 16

Thursday: Mar 17

Literary Landscapes: Nature Stories from Real and Imagined Ramblers

Thu. March 17, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

Crozet Library

2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Leap across continents with authors Kathryn Aalto (The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood) and Bland Simpson and Ann Cary Simpson (author and photographer of Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian’s Eastern Streams) as they share stories and photographs from their own travels through well-known landscapes, the picturesque Carolina coast, and A.A. Milne’s enchanted “Hundred Acre Wood.”

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Tags: Environment / Science, Food / Wine / Travel, Nonfiction, Publishing / Books / Writing

Friday: Mar 18

SELC Environmental Writing Award Program

Fri. March 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Southern Environmental Law Center

201 West Main Street, Suite 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join the Southern Environmental Law Center to hear some of the most powerful voices speaking on behalf of our health, our environment, and places we love in the South. Featuring William Schlesinger (one of the nation’s leading ecologists and earth scientists who blogs at Citizen Scientist) and the presentation of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Awards to Deborah Cramer and Ben Raines.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Publishing / Books / Writing

Environmental Thought: Resources, Law, and Politics

Fri. March 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Authors Ron Bailey (The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century), Jonathan Cannon (Environment in the Balance: The Green Movement and the Supreme Court), and Jedediah Purdy (After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene) discuss their recent books.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Law / Supreme Court

Mysteries of the Cosmos

Fri. March 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Science writers Marcia Bartusiak (Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved) and Thomas Levenson (The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe) discuss their fascinating new books.

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Tags: Environment / Science

Teaching Children Science through Books

Fri. March 18, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location:

Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center

Darden Towe Park

Alexandria Searls (Underwater: Exploring Rivers and Streams) will discuss her own work as well as Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center library programs while leading this workshop on skills of exploration and nature observation for students, teachers, parents, and nature guides.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Sports / Outdoors / Animals, StoryFest / Youth, Workshop

Saturday: Mar 19

Dark Tales of Contagions: Including Convoluted Science, Strange Politics, and Checkered Histories

Sat. March 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Karen Masterson (The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure) and Sonia Shah (Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond) discuss the origins of infectious diseases, how they have been battled, and predictions about what’s to come.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Health / Mind / Body

Rightful Heritage: FDR and the Environment

Sat. March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Acclaimed, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley (Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America) examines the environmental legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America’s public lands.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, Headliners, History