Rachel Carson Forum
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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!
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
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
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
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!