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The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University is pleased to announce the 2015 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture, to be delivered by David W. Orr and Peter Blaze Corcoran on January 28, 2015 at Florida Gulf Coast University and on January 30, 2015 on Sanibel Island.

"Environmental Education in Turbulent Times: Perspectives from Rachel Carson's Hawk Mountain and Wangari Maathai's Karura Forest"
Spring 2015 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture delivered by David W. Orr and Peter Blaze Corcoran

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 5:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast University
Cohen Center 247

Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM
Saint Michael and All Angels Church
Sanibel Island, Florida 

We have prepared a resource guide for faculty and staff in advance of the lectures. It contains background information on the themes of Orr and Corcoran’s talks, links to articles by the lecturers that may be used in courses, and a bibliography of selected materials.

2015 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture resource guide (PDF)
David Orr, "Four Challenges of Sustainability" (PDF)
David Orr, "What is Education For?" (PDF)
Peter Blaze Corcoran, "What If? The Educational Opportunities of the Earth Charter" (PDF)
Peter Blaze Corcoran, Brandon Hollingshead, and Joseph Weakland, "To Walk Together: Intergenerational Learning and Transformative Leadership" (PDF)


Past Lectures


 

A Sense of Wonder: A play based on the life and works of Rachel Carson
Spring 2014 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture was a theatrical performance performed by Kaiulani Lee

Friday, February 21, 2014
Schein Performance Hall
BIG ARTS, Sanibel Island

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Mary Oliver: A Poetry Reading with Commentary
Spring 2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture featured Mary Oliver and readings of her poetry.

Friday, February 17, 2012, 7:30 pm
Saint Michael and All Angels Church
2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island

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Mary Oliver: A Poetry Reading with Commentary
Spring 2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture was cancelled out of respect for Mary Oliver who received an unexpected diagnosis of a serious illness just prior to the event.

Friday, February 17, 2012, 7:30 pm
Saint Michael and All Angels Church
2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island

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The Africa You Don't Know: A Women's Perspective
Spring 2011 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lectures delivered by Akpezi Ogbuigwe, Heila Lotz-Sisitka, and Mary Evelyn Tucker

Friday, April 1, 2011, 7:30 pm
Saint Michael and All Angels Church
2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island

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Working on Behalf of the Beauty and Bounty of Earth: An Earth Charter Scholars Panel
Spring 2009 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lectures delivered by Mary Evelyn Tucker, Steven C. Rockefeller, David Orr, and others

Friday, February 20, 2009, 10:00 am
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers
Moderated by Mary Evelyn Tucker

Friday, February 20, 2009, 7:00 pm
Saint Michael and All Angels Church, Sanibel Island
Moderated by David W. Orr

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Finding Beauty in a Broken World: An Ensemble for Earth
Fall 2008 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lectures delivered by Alison Hawthorne Deming and Terry Tempest Williams

Friday, September 5, 2008, 5:30 pm
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

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Eyes to See Otherwise: The World of Homero Aridjis
Spring 2007 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lectures to be given by Homero Aridjis

Friday, February 23, 2007, 1:30 pm
Florida Gulf Coast University, Black Box Theater, Fort Myers, Florida

Friday, February 23, 2007, 7:30 pm
Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church, Fort Myers, Florida

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Lessons from Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma: Environment, Politics, and Global Destabilization
Spring 2006 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lectures delivered by David W. Orr

Friday, February 18, 2006, 10:30 am
Florida Gulf Coast University, Whitaker Hall Sprint Room, Fort Myers, Florida

Friday, February 18, 2006, 7:00 pm
St. Michael and All Angels Church, Sanibel Island, Florida

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A Barbara Kingsolver Weekend
Spring 2005 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture delivered by Barbara Kingsolver

Friday, February 25, 2005, 7:00 pm
Schein Hall at BIG ARTS Complex
Sanibel Island, Florida

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Open Space of Democracy Tour with Terry Tempest Williams
Fall 2004 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lectures

Monday, October 25, 2004, 10:00 am
FloridaGulf Coast University Student Union Ballroom
Fort Myers, Florida

Monday, October 25, 2004, 7:00 pm
St. Michael and All Angels Church
Sanibel Island, Florida

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Ethics of Sustainability: A Dialogue with Mary Evelyn Tucker and Alison Hawthorne Deming
Inaugural Rachel Carson Distinguished Lectures

Thursday, March 25, 2004, 7:00 pm
St. Michael and All Angels Church
Sanibel Island, Florida

Friday, March 26, 2004, 10:30 am
Florida Gulf Coast University Senate Chambers
Fort Myers, Florida

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