Campus Calendar

Apr 17

Convocation: Scott Freeman '78

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Environmental educator Scott Freeman '78 relates how to engage with the land rather than exploiting it.

Friday, April 17th, 2020
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel

Scott Freeman ’78 worked in environmental education and international conservation for six years, and then earned a PhD in zoology from the University of Washington.  A postdoctoral fellowship took him to Princeton University, and an appointment at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture brought him back to Seattle.  He is currently a principal lecturer in the department of biology at the University of Washington, where he won a Distinguished Teaching Award, and published research on how innovative approaches to teaching science can benefit all students, but particularly students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He has authored textbooks which have sold over 500,000 copies and been translated into multiple languages.  In 2018 he published his first book for a general audience called Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land.  In this book, Freeman blends his family’s story with powerful universal lessons about how we can all live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it.  Passionate about his work, Freeman shows the connections of scientists beyond the research lab, particularly as citizen scientists/ environmentalists. 

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