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John Muir mini-lectures and traveling exhibit

The David A. Cofrin Library is hosting an evening of mini-lectures by UW-Green Bay faculty and staff on the impact John Muir made on history, ecology, psychology and conservation. Presenters will lead attendees into a larger conversation about the importance of Muir’s legacy. The event will take place, Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the Cofrin Library’s 4th floor. This event is free and open to the public.

Presentations:

  • Biology/Ecology: Michael Draney, Professor, Biology
  • Conservation: Vicki Medland, Associate Director Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
  • History: David Voelker, Associate Professor of Humanities and History
  • Psychology: Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Professor Human Development and Psychology

Exhibit: ‘Wisconsin’s John Muir’

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John Muir (1838-1914)

This event is organized in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Wisconsin’s John Muir.” The exhibit will be on display publicly in the Cofrin Library from November 15 through December 15, 2017.

Commemorating the centennial of the National Park Service, the traveling display explores Muir’s youth in Wisconsin, his advocacy for national parks and his views on environmental issues such as logging, hunting and climate change. Its eight panels share facsimiles of images and manuscripts from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s library and archives alongside Muir quotes and interpretive texts.