Tue, Jun 07|
CLE Lecture Hall
"Saving The Wild South": An Overview
Time & Location
Jun 07, 2022, 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.