Tue, Jun 07

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CLE Lecture Hall

"Saving The Wild South": An Overview

Time & Location

Jun 07, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

Author Georgann Eubanks will  take us on an expedition into natural sites in Alabama, Georgia,  Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Along the way,  she considers the ways that the extraordinary biodiversity of the region  has shaped our sense of place as southerners, the stories we tell, and  the landscapes we love.  through personal anecdotes and her experiences  in the field, Eubanks introduces the botanical professionals and citizen  scientists that she has encountered.  These present-day heroes-young  and old-are wrestling daily against the effects of global climate  change, toxic pollution, and disruptive development.  They caution us  not to take for granted the fragile ecosystems that contribute to the  region's longstanding appeal to visitors and confirm our cultural  identity as a place of magnificent plants and trees.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:   Georgann Eubanks is a writer, teacher and consultant to nonprofit  groups across the country.  She is a director of the Table Rock Writers'  Network, and a past chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council.   She lives in Carrboro, NC.

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