Tags: Environment / Science

Wednesday: Mar 18

Following Bird Migrations: Kenn Kaufman

Wed. March 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Author, artist, naturalist, and conservationist Kenn Kaufman (A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration) provides a keynote presentation on his lifelong work as a birder—since age six, Kaufman has observed, followed, and documented birds around the globe. His latest book explores the world of spring migration and how birds’ migratory paths and schedules have been affected by changes brought about by climate and human development.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Thursday: Mar 19

Science, Public Policy, and Law

Thu. March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Authors Sarah Milov (The Cigarette), Igor Volsky (Guns Down), and James C. Zimring (What Science is and How it Really Works) delve into the history behind manipulations of scientific studies for economic and political gain, within a discussion of how science works and how much confidence we can place on scientific claims.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Health / Mind / Body, History

Natural Wonders: Fish & Fowl

Thu. March 19, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location:

The Lodge at Old Trail

330 Claremont Lane, Crozet, VA 22932

Coauthors Paul Bugas and Val Kells (also illustrator, Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia) and Kenn Kaufman (A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration) share stories from their work and writing—studying the lives of birds and fish and presenting their experiences so all, from enthusiasts to general public, can learn and appreciate.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Our Toxic Neighborhoods: Environmental Racism in Flint and Beyond

Thu. March 19, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Anna Clark (The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy) and Harriet Washington (A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind) share the devastating details of contemporary environmental hazards and the communities most likely to be in danger.

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Tags: African American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Headliners, Health / Mind / Body, Social Justice

Friday: Mar 20

Lives in Food and Farming, in Virginia and Beyond

Fri. March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Bernard L. Herman (A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia) and Charles Thompson, Jr. (Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice in an Unsettled Land) discuss their experiences working within the foodways and agricultural communities of the American South, sharing personal stories as well as insights into contemporary issues surrounding food.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, Folklife, Food / Beer / Wine / Travel, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Social Justice, Southern / Appalachian

Writing to Save Our World: A Celebration of Environmental Writing

Fri. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

The Haven

112 W. Market Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss) will speak at the celebration of the Reed Award for Environmental Writing presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Southern / Appalachian

New Works by Virginia Humanities Fellows

Fri. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Virginia Humanities Fellows Karen Chase (Carrying Independence), Keith Clark (Navigating the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines: A Roadmap for Readers), and Charles Thompson (Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice In an Unsettled Land) share their most recent works.

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Tags: African American, Environment / Science, Fiction, Social Justice, Southern / Appalachian

Does Good Exist?

Fri. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Explore existential questions with Lulu Miller (Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life), Maggie Paxson (The Plateau), whose personable books cross disciplines to blend science, biography, and history with memoir and introspection to delve deep into philosophical and moral issues.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Environment / Science, History, Nonfiction

Saturday: Mar 21

Seeing Nature Anew

Sat. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Thorpe Moeckel (Down by the Eno, Down by the Haw), Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations), Laura-Gray Street (editor, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia) share perspectives on their deep engagement with the natural world as a source of inspiration and solace, continuity and awe.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Book Club Picks, Environment / Science, Poetry, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia

Sat. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Greene County JMRL Library

222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Coauthors Paul Bugas and Val Kells (also illustrator) of the Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia will share their stories behind writing and designing this beautiful and substantive guide, their experiences working with freshwater fishes, and how the guide serves readers, naturalists, and fishers, among others.

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Tags: Environment / Science, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Sunday: Mar 22