Rachel Carson Forum

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Lecture Hall Multiple Rooms

Join the Master of Environmental Studies Association (MESA) Thursday May 10th for the 29th annual Rachel Carson Forum! 


This year's theme is Art at Environmental Activism:

Through performance, poster presentations, and spoken word, MESA is exploring the nexus between artistic expression and traditional methods of sharing science. Topics will include environmental harm and equity, pollution, habitat degradation, sustainability efforts, and energy production and consumption, with opportunities to consider art as a means of breaking down barriers to affective scientific communication.

Please join for as much of this fun and informative event as you can! 

Event Schedule:

Red Square: 3-5:30pm

Community Tabling Fair

Family Friendly Activities including life-size Jenga, Tie-Dye, Drawing Station, Cake-Walk, misc. games

Natural Building Project by Student Club DIG


Purce Hall Lecture Halls 5 & 3: 3-5:30pm


WashPIRG Activism Workhop hosted by Sarah Shames

Climate Reality Presentation from Barak Gale

Snyder Cove Creek Walking Tour hosted by Erica Marbet

Presentation Sessions

Enki Street Puppet presented by Anna Bachmann

Energy Regimes and Environmental Justice Poster Session

MES Thesis Poster Session


Then at 6pm we will have 4 presentations and a round-table:

Purce Hall Lecture Hall 1 : 6-9pm


Keynote Presentations

Miranda Mellis - Introduction to Art as Environmental Activism

Sweetwater Nannauck - Healing Historical Trauma Through Spiritual Activism

Rob Lewis - Aligning the Environmental Narrative to Connect to the More-than-human World

Michael Tuncap - Performance Piece

Panel Discussion

Our speaker talks will be followed by a panel discussion where the audience members will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions about their respective topics and engage in a group discussion of Art as Environmental Activism!

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Calendar Categories

Science & Technology Arts & Entertainment Politics & Society