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Idea of Nature: Changing Views of Nature


Sponsored in part by The Nature Conservancy, the goal of Boise State University's Idea of Nature Lecture Series is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry about the environment and to foster dialogue across the campus and community.

These lectures are free, open to the public, and require no tickets. All events will be held in the Boise State Student Union building.

“Changing Views of Nature”

This lecture features Bernd Heinrich, Professor Emeritus in Biology at the University of Vermont.

Professor Heinrich has published over twenty books on natural history, including Bumblebee Economics and Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival, a New York Times bestseller. Among many other awards, he has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Fellowship Award, the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing (for Mind of the Raven, a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”), the Pen New England Book Award for non-fiction (for Life Everlasting), the Henry David Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing. He is also a noted ultra-marathon runner, as he writes about in his best-selling Why We Run and elsewhere; his running achievements have been recognized by the American Ultra-running Hall of Fame and other organizations.

More information available on Boise State University Idea of Nature Series website.