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Enviro-Mich message from Mona Hanna <monah@umich.edu>

			    presents a

			    FORUM ON 

			Friday & Saturday
			April 3 & 4, 1998

			Residential College
		      University of Michigan



Friday, April 3
Residential College Auditorium
(Located on the corner of E. University & Hill Street)

3:30 pm	"Environmental Education: Failure and Success"
		Susan Jacobson, Associate Professor
		Department of Wildlife Conservation
		Director, Program for Studies in Tropical 
		University of Florida

4:30 pm	"Education by Watershed"
		David Robertson
		Professor of English
		Former Director, Program on Nature & 
		University of California, Davis

Dinner Break

8:00 pm	"Ecological Design, Higher Education, and the Challenge of Global
		David Orr
		Professor of Environmental Studies
		Chair, Program in Environmental Studies
		Oberlin College

Saturday, April 4
Residential College, Room 126

9:00 am		Panel Discussion
		Susan Jacobson
		David Orr
		David Robertson

10:15 am	Coffee Break

10:30 am	Breakout Groups

11:30 am	Reporting Session

12:00 am	Lunch available in Residential College
 		Dining 	Room

1:30 pm		Field Trip:
		Those attending Saturday's session are invited 
		to join the organizers of the Forum on a guided
		tour of the University of Michigan's George
		Reserve (a 1300-acre, fenced preserve 
		maintained since 1931), about thirty minutes
		west of Ann Arbor, leaving from the Residential 
		College at 1:30 pm.  Maps will be provided.

This Forum is one of the culminating events of the Environmental Semester,
an effort to focus attention on environmental issues through related
courses, exhibits, visiting lecturers and writers, and a variety of
special events.  It is intended to stimulate a rethinking of the
possibilities for environmental education at the University and in the
larger community.


Susan Jacobson has worked and pursued research interests in Africa,
Malaysia, and Latin American and has published widely on conservation
education and the human dimensions of wildlife management.  Her books
include Conserving Wildlife (1995) and Communication Skills for
Conservation Professionals, forthcoming from Island Press.

David Orr has argued the case for environmental awareness in wide-ranging
writings that draw upon perspectives from ecology and economics as well as
higher education.  His books include The Campus and Environmental
Responsibility (1992), Ecological Literacy, (1992) and Earth in Mind:  On
Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect (1994).

David Robertson has explored the meaning of bioregionalism in his
teaching, his writing, and his photography, which has been exhibited in
the Midwest as well as in the West. His books include West of Eden:  A
History of the Art and Literature of Yosemite (1984), Real Matter (1997),
and Photo and World (1997).

Check the Environmental Semester Website at http://www.umich.edu/~envsem
For more information, please contact the Environmental Theme Semester
Office at 734.647.1122 or email us at es.info@umich.edu.

Sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, & the Arts and the School
of Natural Resources and Environment.

Jane H. Johnson					  phone:  (313)647-1122
Administrative Assistant II			    fax:  (313)763-3128
Dept. of English Language and Literature	  email:  janej@umich.edu
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor		 office:  3150 Angell Hall

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