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"The Changing Nature of Nature Writing" Roundtable Discussion

When Mar 12, 2019
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library
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In Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird, author Katie Fallon illustrates a wide variety of possibilities, ranging from the scientific to the literary, for representing “nature” in writing. Inspired by Vulture’s diverse approach to nature writing, this roundtable invites three panelists to think together about how writers and researchers from different backgrounds interact with the natural spaces around us.

Panelists include:

  • McKay Jenkins, Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, whose articles and books on people and the natural world include (most recently) Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet; ContamiNation: My Quest to Survive in a Toxic World; and Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness and Murder in the Arctic Barren Lands;
  • Talley Kayser, director of the Adventure Literature program in the Penn State English department, whose work includes both scholarly and creative writing about place, space, gender, and materiality;
  • and Elizabeth Hajek, Associate Professor of Geosciences, whose research and writing about Earth's stratigraphic record crosses disciplinary and geographic boundaries.

Following the panelists’ opening statements there will be ample time for question and answer with the audience.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Winter Bird Walk

When Feb 23, 2019
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
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Join CALS and Centre County Libraries at Millbrook Marsh while we meet some of our feathered friends that call the marsh their home during the winter months. The walk will be held at a moderate pace and focus on bird survival techniques. Open to all ages with any level of experience. Some basic binoculars are available for participants use. Please dress to be outside for the duration of the program. 


Film Night at the Library

When Feb 01, 2019
from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Centre County Library, Bellefonte
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Join us to watch and discuss Winged Migration (G, 90min). This family-friendly documentary (2003) focuses on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.