Long, Wild Shadows: Growth, Loss, and Change Amidst COVID-19

Jun 3, 2020, 7:00 pm

RSVP Required, must have access to Zoom

We are living in the Anthropocene – the geological age viewed as the period in which human activity has become the most dominant influence on the environment. As COVID-19 forces humans into protective measures of isolation, we see online photos of empty beaches, quiet tourist destinations, and national parks closed to the public. How has your view of the environment, locally, state-wide, or globally, changed during this time, if at all? Is the Earth “healing” itself as we keep ourselves in a smaller bubble? How have the past few months influenced your choices, as related to the environment? Join us for a virtual conversation, facilitated by Utah Humanities’ Josh Wennergren, on our changing environment and explore questions of nature, stewardship, interconnection, and loss in the face of a global pandemic.

To RSVP for this event, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/sGVphnWYYk1FWi537

This conversation will be held online over a Zoom call, which will require a computer or phone with a microphone and camera. We request that all participants, if possible, utilize their video option for the duration of the conversation so we can connect face-to-face, as well as commit to attend for the entirety of the call. The link to the Zoom call will be emailed the day of the conversation to all those who signed up with the link above, along with instructions and tips for using Zoom.

Subtitles can be available on the call if requested no later than June 1, 2020.

Please contact Caitlin McDonald at mcdonald@utahhumanities.org with any questions.

About the facilitator:

Josh is a life-long resident of Utah. In the spring of 2017, he earned a MS in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah. Prior to achieving his graduate degree, he worked for over four years at the Utah Society for Environmental Education. He received a BS in Environmental Studies from Westminster College in the spring of 2011. Josh’s passion for the humanities intersects with his love of the outdoors and the power of nature to facilitate and enrich the creative process.

Online Program

Event Contact:

Caitlin McDonald