Guest Speaker Steinwald to Discuss Place-Based Inquiry in Nearby Nature

Posted on 10/1/2014 11:47:19 AM

To foster discussion and debate about teaching, learning, and service at IUP and in the surrounding community, the Sustainability Studies Program introduces the Sustainability Studies Colloquium Series for the 2014–15 academic year. A total of four speakers from the region and nation will engage different dimensions of sustainability, including place-based learning, civic engagement, transdisciplinary pedagogy and institution-building, and, finally, queer ecofeminism and climate justice.  

Our first guest speaker is Molly Steinwald, a photographer and ecologist with a background in using the visual arts for environmental education and science communication. Molly is a faculty member at Project Dragonfly at Miami University, teaching graduate courses in ecology, community-based conservation, and inquiry learning. She is also on the faculty in La Roche College’s Biology Department, a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School-Environments, an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and an internationally-recognized photographer. An ecologist, her doctoral and other work incorporates imagery to increase people's connection with nearby nature.

Please join us at the first guest lecture on Thursday, October 16, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Susquehanna Room in the HUB.

Sustainability Studies