DISCOVER NATURE – Comfort with Discomfort: A Relationship-Centered Approach to Conservation

Friday, October 21, 2016, 7pm lecture

Open House with light refreshments at 6:30pm
Dwight Center for Conservation Science
$10 suggested donation, students free
No reservations necessary

Every day we learn more and more about how the landscapes we love are being altered. Communicating our beliefs and ideas around conservation is essential, yet the complex terrain of human relationships is almost never addressed in conservation work. Learning to transcend anger and engage effectively in emotionally laden topics calls for significant subjective and emotional skills.

A relationship-centered approach to conservation work is both risky and revolutionary in that it asks us to take a giant leap into trusting not just scientific information, but each other. Join Faith Kearns as we discuss a framework for growing individual “comfort with discomfort” and enhancing our ability to effectively interact in this rich, relational world through practices like deep listening.

Faith Kearns is a scientist and communications specialist with the California Institute for Water Resources at the University of California. Trained as a freshwater ecologist, she has had an eclectic career spanning academia, the non-profit world, and government, and topics ranging from wildfire to sharks to streams.

Back To All Events
2016-10-21 19:00 2016-10-21 21:00 America/Los_Angeles DISCOVER NATURE – Comfort with Discomfort: A Relationship-Centered Approach to Conservation

Friday, October 21, 2016, 7pm lecture Open House with light refreshments at 6:30pm Dwight Center for Conservation Science $10 suggested donation, students free No reservations necessary Every day we learn more and more about how the landscapes we love are being altered. Communicating our beliefs and ideas around conservation is essential, yet the complex terrain of […]

santinoro@pepperwoodpreserve.org