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November 30, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lafayette Public Library
775 W. Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
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Lafayette Learns: Gaia Theory with Martin Ogle

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Lafayette Learns presents naturalist Martin Ogle for "Gaia Theory: Model and Metaphor for the 21st Century," with accompaniment from musicians of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.

How do new scientific understandings of Earth as a living system intersect with cultural understandings, ancient and new? What implications do new insights into our human relationship with Earth have as we grapple with our future? Martin Ogle brings a 37-year career as a naturalist, Earth scientist, and storyteller to bear in exploring these questions and applying them to the challenges of our day. The title of this event is taken from a 2006 conference that Martin and colleagues organized at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. This conference featured a wide variety of speakers including scientists, historians, those in the humanities and others. In his presentation at Lafayette Library, he will take a similar multi-disciplinary approach to understanding our relationship to Earth and how to address climate change, biodiversity loss, water shortages, and more.

Musicians from the Boulder Philharmonic will be a part of this program, adding an exciting dimension to blending our intellectual and emotional exploration of a living planet. No registration is required. For more information, contact Martin Ogle.

About Lafayette Learns
Lafayette Learns is a program that allows community members, typically ages 18 and older, to expand their minds with informative programs each month. All ages are welcome, but presentations are generally geared towards adults and older teens.

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