DISCOVER NATURE – Deep Environmental Consciousness

Friday, November 2, 2018, 7pm lecture

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

An Exploration of Native Cultures and Traditional Land Management in the Americas

Join Pepperwood’s Cultural Resources Coordinator, Ben Benson, to explore Deep Environmental Consciousness, a concept of environmental philosophy that he has recently developed after more than two decades of research with Native people. This illustrated lecture will draw from Ben’s long association with tribal people of California, the Southwest Pueblos and Navajo, and the Shipibo Indians of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest with whom he lived for an extensive period. His concept of Deep Environmental Consciousness is an integration of science and philosophy that Ben will apply to America’s current environmental challenges.

Ben Benson is an environmental anthropologist and cultural ecologist as well as a professor of Native American Studies at Sonoma State University. He also teaches Biological Anthropology at Santa Rosa Junior College and he is Pepperwood’s Cultural Resources Coordinator.

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