The Center for Science Writings presents Redesigning Wilderness, a talk by journalist Emma Marris. Marris is the author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, which presents a radically upbeat vision of our evolving relationship with nature. She challenges the notion that nature can only be preserved in its pristine, pre-human state, noting that humans have changed the landscape they inhabit since prehistory. Grist calls Rambunctious Garden “the most optimistic and controversial work about the future of nature to appear in years.” The Economist calls it “an insightful analysis of the thinking that informs nature conservation." Marris, who has a master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins, has written for National Geographic, The New York Times, Slate, Orion, Discover, Grist and Nature, where she worked as a staffer for several years.
All Center for Science Writings events are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Center for Science Writings website, or contact CSW director John Horgan.