The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding will co-sponsor a presentation by David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature, on May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in UTC's Benwood Auditorium.
The New York Times writes “... [Dr. Haskell] thinks like a biologist, writes like a poet, and gives the natural world the kind of open-minded attention one expects from a Zen monk rather than a hypothesis-driven scientist.” According to the book jacket, "... Visiting [a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest] each week for a year, he brings to life the forest world and its inhabitants as we've never seen them before...."
Dr. Haskell holds degrees from the University of Oxford and from Cornell University. He is a professor of Biology at the University of the South, where he served as Chair of Biology. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, and World Wildlife Fund. The Oxford American featured him in 2011 as one of the southern U.S.’s most creative teachers. Learn more about David Haskell and The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature at theforestunseen.com.
Dr. Haskell’s presentation is sponsored by CA&NC, the UTC Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Wild South, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, and Tennessee River Gorge Trust. The cost will be $5. Please call 423 821-1160 ext. 0 to reserve a place.