July 11, 2024


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A Pocket Wild: Notes from a Carolina Marsh w/ Chip Smith

In the age of Covid 19, Sexual Fluidity and Climate Change, the communication of science to the general public―its processes, methods, findings and limitations―is crucial. But as scientists, we communicate primarily among ourselves through highly specialized, jargon-filled papers and articles, from which the public requires translation into ordinary, everyday language. This is where the fields of science journalism and nature writing can serve both ourselves and our fellow citizens. What can we learn from a field that includes luminaries as diverse as Henry David Thoreau, Rachel Carson, John McPhee, Annie Dillard and Elizabeth Kolbert? Join Chip Smith, founder of the now- traditional Spring Tide cleanup in Murrells Inlet and author of A Pocket Wild: Notes from a Carolina Marsh, to find out. His talk promises to be entertaining, thought-provoking, challenging―maybe even inspiring.

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