Nancy Chandler Visiting Scholar Program
Central Oregon Community College

Wed, Oct 10, 6:30 pm, COCC Library

Environmental writer Emma Marris examines the future of fresh water in the 21st century. She’ll cover global and local challenges as increasing populations struggle to share a finite amount of water—and leave enough for the nonhuman world. Marris will delve into one of the biggest challenges for those who want to talk about freshwater: much of it is hidden. Gain an understanding of the state of freshwater in the Deschutes and Klamath basins and around the world; leave with a set of concrete actions to take and new ways to visualize the Earth’s hidden water.

$10 / Purchase tickets at

Free student tickets at Coats Campus Center info desk (COCC) and the Student Life Office at OSU-Cascades (Tykeson Hall Room 110)

About our Speaker

Emma Marris is an environmental writer and an Institute Fellow at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. She is also a 2018-2019 National Geographic Media Innovation Fellow, working on a project about human relationships with wild animals. She has written for many magazines and newspapers, including National Geographic, Wired, the New York Times, Nature and Outside. She has a Mas-ter’s in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University. In 2011, she published her first book, Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World.  In 2016, she gave at TED talk about seeing the hidden nature that surrounds us, which has been watched over a million times. She grew up in Seattle, Washington, and lives with her husband and two children in Klamath Falls, Oregon.