The Conservation Lecture Series at NCTC
Writers, Scientists, Filmmakers, Conservationists, Historians Speak to the Public at NCTC

 

The National Conservation Training Center invites prominent conservationists, writers, historians, scientists, filmmakers, and educators to discuss their work to a broad and interested public. All talks are held at the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center.  No tickets or reservations are required, the public is encouraged to attend. If you would like more information on the speaker series contact: Mark Madison, 304-876-7276, mark_madison@fws.gov. These talks are co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC.


 


 

 

Florence Williams

Award-Winning Author

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

Friday March 24, 2017 at 7:00pm

Byrd Auditorium

National Conservation Training Center

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. Award-winning author Florence Williams will speak on her new book “Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative” The lecture will be given in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

At a time when half of the world’s population lives in cities, a figure that could reach 70% by 2050, Florence Williams investigates the consequences of and potential solutions to increasing urbanization. In a starred review, the well-respected Kirkus Reviews said her book was “A thoughtful, refreshing book with a simple but powerful message: 'Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.'”

Florence Williams is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, National Geographic, Slate, and numerous other publications. She is currently a fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature and a visiting scholar focusing on the environment, health and science at George Washington University. In 2007-2008, she was a Scripps Fellow at the Center of Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. She has received six magazine awards from the American Society of Journalists, the John Hersey Prize at Yale and her work has been anthologized in numerous books. The Wall Street Journal called her writing “droll and crisp,” Her first book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science and technology and was named a notable book of 2012 by the New York Times. She serves on the board of her favorite non-profit, High Country News, and lives with her family in Washington, D.C.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. A portion of the price of each book goes to The Friends of NCTC to support the lecture series, The Friends of NCTC Scholars, and other projects.

The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of The Conservation Lecture Series held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or mark_madison@fws.gov or visit nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html

The National Conservation Training Center is the home of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a leader in environmental sustainability. The center provides exemplary training tailored to support Service employees and conservation partners in the accomplishment of the agency’s mission. The Conservation Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC.

 

 

 

The 15th Annual American Conservation Film Festival

46 Films, Filmmakers, Speakers

October 2017

Shepherdstown, WV