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Sunday Science Salon: Reimagining Nature — Insights from Out of the Woods

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
Natural History Museum of Utah | Swaner Forum

A close up portrait of a woman.
By Dr. Julia Corbett, University of Utah, Professor, Communication and Environmental Humanities

Author of three books including Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday, Julia Corbett explores why we perceive “nature” differently depending on where it is, and how we might reimagine our relationship with nature in our everyday lives and in “wilder” places.  She draws back the cultural curtain to examine our perceptions of “good” versus “bad” animals, our desire to cultivate the perfect lawn, and why we think we send our garbage “away.”  By weaving personal narratives with morsels of science and research, Out of the Woods leads to surprising insights into the products, practices, and phrases we take for granted in our everyday encounters with nature.

Julia will have autographed copies of her book, Out of the Woods: Seeing Nature in the Everyday, following her talk.


Lectures and admission to Nature All Around Us are included with Museum admission and free for Museum Members and University of Utah faculty, staff, and students. Seating is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis. 

This event will be hosted during the Museum's $5 Days, during which you can access the entire Museum and programming for just $5. 

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