Environmental Speaker Series Lecture

On Thursday, September 19, Rick Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute, will present “Exploring the Chaparral and Rediscovering Yourself through Nature,” a community lecture beginning at 7 PM at the Museum of Ventura County. A part of Ventura Land Trust’s ongoing Environmental Speaker Series, Halsey will discuss how connecting with nature through local native habitats offers us a way to achieve what so many philosophers through the ages have identified as essential to achieving a meaningful existence – "to know thyself.”

“For more than two million years, evolution took place out in nature and was driven by our instincts,” said Halsey. “Today, as we try to reconcile the conflict between the demands of civilization, social expectations, and our ancient, wild selves, nature often provides the best remedy.”

Halsey is a writer, photographer, and the director of a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to the preservation of California's native chaparral ecosystem and supporting the creative spirit as inspired by nature. He has given more than 500 presentations and written numerous papers and articles over the past 15 years concerning the importance of reestablishing our connection with nature and understanding local habitats, especially the chaparral.

Ventura Land Trust’s Environmental Speaker Series, now in its fourth year, is one of the many ways VLT works to educate the public about important environmental topics. Reservations are highly recommended and a $10/person donation is suggested at the door.

 

WHEN
September 19, 2019 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
Museum of Ventura County
CONTACT
Adrienne Stephens · · 8056438044
53 RSVPS
Toby Petty François Appéré Tina and David Comden Laurie Walters Woody Bouska Judy Martin Annajacobs Jacobs Trudy Ingram Debra and Chris Bourne Kate Majestic Kate and Bill Faulkner Mary Lambert Lynn Fogel Kathryn Stiles Joyce Ashley Daniel Hulst Jennifer and Jim Hall II Leslie Purcell Bryant Baker

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Toby Petty
François Appéré
Tina and David Comden
Laurie Walters
Woody Bouska
Judy Martin
Annajacobs Jacobs
Trudy Ingram
Debra and Chris Bourne
Kate Majestic
Kate and Bill Faulkner
Mary Lambert
Lynn Fogel
Kathryn Stiles
Joyce Ashley
Daniel Hulst
Jennifer and Jim Hall II
Leslie Purcell
Bryant Baker

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