Nature’s Wisdom

February 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Events Room

Instructor: Dr. Steve B. Jones

This interactive workshop introduces participants to an emerging field of study that Dr. Jones helped define and create. Explore with him his belief that every lesson for living, learning, serving, and leading is either written indelibly in, or is powerfully inspired by nature. Realize through examples and immersive discussion that we are one with nature; learn to appreciate its wisdom and power in our lives. Dig deep as we learn to Look, See, Feel, and Act in furtherance of Earth stewardship.

Dr. Jones will relate tales of his experiences in Alaska and across his 13-state journey pursuing a rewarding career in forestry and higher education. Sharpen your own ability to draw lessons from nature. You most certainly have experienced many along life’s journey – lessons you may not yet have deciphered. Together we will probe your experiences to find nature’s wisdom rooted in wonder, awe, magic, and beauty.

We will also examine a land ethic and a stewardship philosophy. We’ll take a walk or two to touch a little nature and feel its elixir quality, drawing upon the varied background of Dr. Jones as a natural resources scientist and educator to convert nature’s time-tested wisdom into actionable insights.