November 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Climatic and Human Influences on the Fire History of the Pacific Northwest, a talk by Dr. Megan Walsh
CWU Geography professor Megan Walsh, Ph.D. will give a talk entitled “Climatic and Human Influences on the Fire History of the Pacific Northwest" at CWU’s Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) in Dean Hall on Thursday, November 7th at 5:30pm.
Dr. Walsh’s talk will discuss how climate events and Native American land management practices have affected the frequency of fire and its impact on the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. This event is free and open to the public and is held in conjunction with MCE’s new exhibit “Where There’s Smoke… Living with Fire”.
November 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Widely Published Nature Writer, Scott Olsen, Will Be Reading at Central
(Ellensburg, WA - Oct. 28, 2013) Non-fiction nature writer Scott Olsen will be reading at the CWU Museum of Culture and Environment in Dean Hall Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of the Wildcat Shop.
Olsen will be reading from a selection of his books, the newest being, “Prairie Sky: A Pilot’s Reflections on Flying and the Grace of Altitude,” a collection of essays demonstrating and exploring the change of perspective that comes with altitude.
Primarily a nature and aviation writer, Olsen also incorporates his knowledge of airplanes, fires, rural communities and the outdoors into his work. He has written many books, including “At Speed: Traveling the Long Road between Two Points” and “Hard Air: Adventures from the Edge of Flying.” He has also written many articles, essays and stories and one well-read blog titled, “A Week in Fire.” Olson was listed among the Notable Essays in “Best American Essays” for the years: 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2004, 2003, 1998 and 1997.
Olsen is currently a professor of English at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. and editor in chief of the literary journal “Ascent.”
For more information visit www.cwu.edu/english/lion-rock-visiting-writers-series.
This event is sponsored by the CWU English Department, CWU College of Arts and Humanities and The Wildcat Shop.
December 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ellensburg Public Library
Museum-Library book club discussion of Richard Wrangham's book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human available for purchase at the Wildcat Shop
(Ellensburg, WA – October 31, 2013) CWU Geography professor Megan Walsh, Ph.D. will give a talk enMuseum Partners With Ellensburg Public Library For Book Club
The Museum of Culture and Environment has partnered with the Ellensburg Public Library to create theNew Exhibit Open At Museum Of Culture And Environment
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