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Upcoming Events and Classes

Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00 - noon
Exploring Sedgwick Reserve with Tina Collins

 

Join Sedgwick docents, led by Tina Collins, on a 3-mile, moderate, interpretive hike of the Sedgwick Reserve.  See and experience oak woodlands and savannas, coastal sage scrub, the pond, and agricultural lands, and learn about conservation biology and ecology.

Please complete a registration form for each person attending. Enrollment is limited to 20 adults. Click here to register:  Register Tina Collins hike

For general information: http://sedgwick.nrs.ucsb.edu/walking-ecology

Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00 - Noon
Exploring Sedgwick Reserve with Dennis Nord

 

Join Sedgwick docents, led by Dennis Nord, on a 2-mile, family-friendly, interpretive hike of the Sedgwick Reserve.  See and experience oak woodlands and savannas, coastal sage scrub, the pond, and agricultural lands, and learn about conservation biology and ecology.

Please complete a registration form for each person attending. Enrollment is limited to 20 adults and children.

For general information: http://sedgwick.nrs.ucsb.edu/walking-ecology

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Presentation by Steve Windhager - The Philosophy of Ecological Restoration

 

Steve Windhager, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, will present a talk entitled, "The Philosophy of Ecological Restoration: Reconnecting Nature and Ourselves."  He will trace some of the historical accidents that have resulted, particularly in the United States, with a particularly problematic distinction between humans and "nature" and suggest that the practice of ecological restoration offers an alternative approach that can break down this dichotomy.  

Following Steve's presentation, a representative of the Aldo Leopold Foundation will lead a discussion about Aldo Leopold and how his thinking, writing and example may offer a way for humans to become "plain members and citizens" of a larger ecological community.

Please complete a registration form for each person attending.  Enrollment is limited to 50 people.

 

Dr. Windhager holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Texas A&M University and a Masters degree focusing on Environmental Ethics from the University of North Texas..  A national leader in sustainable development and ecological restoration, Steve helped develop, and was the first Director of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), a joint project of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden and the American Society of Landscape Architects.  He became Executive Director of SBBG in 2010 where he continues to explore how native plants can help solve problems in the designed landscape.