The Secret Wisdom of Nature reading and discussion series examines Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life by E.O. Wilson. Biologist and Pulitzer winner E.O. Wilson has spent his life studying animals and fighting for their conservation. As species go extinct at 1,000 times the normal rate thanks to human interference, Wilson’s book “Half Earth” holds a bold plan to preserve the world’s biodiversity: set aside half of the entire planet for natural habitats. Half-Earth is a call to protect half the land and sea in order to manage sufficient habitat to reverse the species extinction crisis and ensure the long-term health of our planet. The Half-Earth Project is bringing this goal to life.
Join Dr. Dennis Liu, the Half-Earth Project Educator Ambassador and nationally recognized expert in science education, on Thursday, January 23 at 7 pm at the library for a presentation on the half-earth project. Dennis has a passion for explaining diverse science to diverse audiences. He holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Oregon.
Motivated by the species we are working to protect and the health of our shared planet, the Half-Earth Project team is a gathering of expertise from around the world necessary to achieving this grand goal. As part of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, their mission is to educate, activate and inspire.
For more information on the program: https://www.half-earthproject.org/discover-half-earth/