Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Visiting Author to address Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium, Burchfield Penney Art Center

6:00 pm Reception  - 7:00 pm Presentation  - This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer, mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. Her programs introduce the benefits of traditional ecological knowledge to the scientific community in a way that respects and protects indigenous knowledge. Dr. Kimmerer is the author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants.” As a writer and a scientist, she is interested in the restoration of our relationships to land.

Funding for this event was provided by the Western New York Land Conservancy, Niagara Frontier Botanical Society, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Buffalo Audubon Society, and Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York.

For more information at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, click here.

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