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August 9, 2011

Contact: Linda Bowden
lbowden@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 117

Downloadable photos available at
www.echovermont.org/visitors/photos.html

Native American Writer and Scientist, Dr. Robin Kimmerer
to Speak at ECHO, Saturday August 27, 2 p.m.

BURLINGTON, Vt. —ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is pleased to continue its commitment and connection to indigenous expressions with a special lecture by Dr. Robin Kimmerer on Saturday, August 27th at 2 p.m. in cooperation with the Adirondack Center for Writing.

The presentation will draw on her research into traditional plant knowledge and its connection to ecological stewardship and restoration. Her talk is geared toward the native perspective of the environment. There are native stories and plant teaching embedded throughout her talk where she connects traditional plant knowledge to the current issues of stewardship and restoration

Kimmerer is a unique voice in the environmental movement, as an advocate of both rigorous scientific research and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. She is a professor of Environmental Biology at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse and a member of the Citizen Band Potawatomi. As the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, she works to blend scientific and indigenous knowledge as a tool of sustainability. Robin is also a climate change researcher, and focuses on the ecology and restoration of culturally significant plants to Native people.

Dr. Kimmerer is the author of the award winning book, “Gathering Moss,” which incorporates traditional indigenous knowledge and scientific perspectives. She is the co-founder and past president of the Traditional Ecological Knowledge section of the Ecological Society of America.

The presentation will be professional recorded to preserve Native American storytelling in the Champlain Basin. Adirondack Center for Writing is sponsoring this series with funding from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership through the Lake Champlain Basin Program and a Quadricentennial Legacy Grant.

The lecture is free with admission to ECHO.

For more information call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386 or visit www.echovermont.org.
 

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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100 interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Café managed by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. 

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