March 25, 2021

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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Date(s) - Thursday, March 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Lilly Library, in conjunction with the Forbes Library and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary will be hosting a 2-session online nature and environment book discussion group. This group, led by Arcadia Teacher/ Naturalist Kim Hoff, will be held on Thursday February 18th and Thursday March 25th from 7:00-8:00pm. The books we’ll be discussing are Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (on Feb 18th) and Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (on Mar 25th).  *Please register for both dates if you would like to attend both discussion. Register for the second discussion here.*

These books were written more than a half-century apart, but both authors call us to action in and for the world. As scientists and nature writers, the authors put important works into our hands, meant to make a difference. We’ll explore the themes of the two books, how the authors’ approaches to their subject are effective, what their calls to action might be, the changes these books have made, and why their writing is important. We’ll also talk about factors that stand in the way of what we think the authors want for the world and what our responsibility is now that we’ve read their words.