A Setonian Evening
We will explore topics suggested by Seton, starting with readings from his stories. We want to hear your stories as we examine together what is important about our experience with wildlife and wild places.
Our Setonian evenings take place amid the drawings and books of the Seton Gallery. The setting is informal, a perfect atmosphere for the sharing of ideas and insights.
Topics by week:
October 13: Natural Disorientation, Getting Lost and Found:
Starting with Seton (and the “Lobo” tale), we will share stories of making assumptions (and being bound by them, even if wrong), of successfully finding your way (or losing your way), and finding a path to transformation within wild nature.
November 10: Connecting Seton to the Academy through Lifecraft
Seton developed a philosophy of outdoor education disseminated through his Woodcraft League. It was about learning and living; it matches the learning model of the Academy for the Love of Learning in several respects.
December 8: The Radical Natural History of Generally True Patterns
Combining the teachings of Seton and Muir with Systems Theory, we find that the dissimilar systems of physics, biology and society work in remarkably similar ways demonstrating our connection to nature (and disproving the prevailing theory of our disconnection).
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