2017-02-15 / Rockingham

Wessels to speak at Landmark College

PUTNEY — Landmark College’s spring 2017 Academic Speaker Series will feature talks by ecologist Tom Wessels, artist Jean Cherouny and sculptor John Van Alstine.

Free and open to the public, Academic Speaker Series events are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, located in the East Academic Building at Landmark College, 19 River Road South in Putney. This semester's Academic Speaker Series sponsors are Sovernet Communications and Green Mountain Tent Rentals. 

On Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., Tom Wessels will speak on “Self-organization, Co-evolution, and Sustainability.” This talk will examine the principle of self-organization from an ecological perspective as a model for creating human systems that will not only sustain themselves but thrive.

Wessels is an ecologist and professor emeritus at Antioch University New England, where he founded the master's degree program in Conservation Biology. He has authored numerous books, with his forthcoming “Granite, Fire, and Fog: The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia” to be released in the spring. Wessels has conducted programs on ecology and sustainability throughout the United States for over three decades.

For more information, visit www.landmark.edu/speakers.

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