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Earth Day, Now More Than Ever
April 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
In July 1969, a handful of earthlings rocketed beyond the warm embrace of our atmosphere and ventured across the surface of the moon. Two months later, here in Seattle, Senator Gaylord Nelson announced plans for an Earth Day event–it took off. In the 50 years since, our technological systems have grown exponentially, and our relationship with the Earth has dwindled.
While observing the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order during Earth Day 2020, we’re joined via livestream by Dr. Peter Kahn, UW Professor in the Department of Psychology and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Director of the HINTS Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Ecopsychology.
Don’t worry, this Earth Day talk isn’t doom-and-gloom or a history lesson! Dr. Kahn will show how, even in the city, we can deepen our interactions with the natural world, Earth’s heartbeat. He’ll share his lab’s studies on people interacting with technological nature and he’ll talk about a new urban design methodology–Interaction Pattern Design–through which we can rewild our lives.
We invite the global community to participate from their homes via livestream found on Pacific Science Center’s YouTube and Science in the City pages. Check back for more information.
We encourage participants to submit their questions for Nick Mosely and Dr. Tania Sasaki at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments section during the livestream.