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.
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.