March Nature Night

***This virtual event is free and registration is required. Click the yellow 'register now' button above to save your space.***


Restoration and Reciprocity
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer for a talk on restoration and reciprocity. Restoring natural systems can be understood as an act of reciprocity, in return for the gifts of the earth. This talk explores the ecological and ethical imperatives of healing the damage done to our land and waters. Dr. Kimmerer will trace the evolution of restoration and consider how the integration of indigenous knowledge can expand our understanding of restoration from the biophysical to the biocultural. Reciprocal restoration includes not only healing the land, but our relationship to land. In healing the land, we are healing ourselves.


*An ASL interpreter will be provided for this Nature Night.* Please use a PC or Apple laptop or desktop computer if you'd like to see ASL interpretation; Chromebooks and tablets do not always display properly.


Virtual Event Details
In preparation for this virtual event, please remember:

  • Space is limited; please only register one member of each household if you’ll be watching on the same device.
  • Nature Nights will be presented via Zoom. In order to attend the event, you will need to download the Zoom desktop client or mobile app prior to the event.
  • On the evening of the event, once capacity has been reached, additional registered attendees will be directed to view the presentation on Facebook Live.
  • To help keep our Nature Night event secure, please do not share the Zoom link with anyone or post to social media.
  • If you are unable to attend live, the presentation will be available after the event on our website.

 

About Dr. Kimmerer
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. She tours widely and has been featured on NPR’s On Being with Krista Tippett and in 2015 addressed the general assembly of the United Nations on the topic of “Healing Our Relationship with Nature.” Kimmerer lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability.

 

As a writer and a scientist, her interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our relationships to land. She holds a BS in Botany from SUNY ESF, an MS and PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin and is the author of numerous scientific papers on plant ecology, bryophyte ecology, traditional knowledge and restoration ecology. She lives on an old farm in upstate New York, tending gardens both cultivated and wild.

Pick up a copy of Robin Wall Kimmerer's "Braiding Sweetgrass" at Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, through their online store, or at another local bookstore near you!