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EarthDay Evening Lecture

Tuesday, April 22, 2014; 5:30 PM

Jack Loeffler on Edward Abbey and his deep love of the Earth.

Earth Day 2014

Few people have been more passionate defenders of the Southwestern landscape than Edward Abbey. Abbey died in 1989 at the age of 62, but his legacy lives on. He consistently voiced the belief that the West was in danger of being over developed, and the only solution lay in the preservation of wilderness.

In celebration of the 44th annual Earth Day and 25 years since environmentalist Edward Abbey’s death, the Museum has teamed up with Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the New Mexico Humanities Council to bring Jack Loeffler, one of Abbey’s closest friends, for a special lecture. Loeffler's talk will address Abbey’s life with a reading from his biographical memoir of his late best friend. Together, Abbey and Loeffler ranged the American Southwest engaged in a conversation that lasted for decades. Loeffler will recall some adventures and speak of Abbey’s complex points of view on environmental issues and public land policies.

Jack Loeffler is a writer, aural historian, radio producer and sound collage artist who has hunted and gathered sound throughout the American West, Mexico and beyond for more than forty years.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 140 participants, so be sure to come early!

Brown Bag @ the Bradbury

Wednesday, April 23, 2014; Noon to 1:00 PM

What I Learned from the Trees and Flowers

Terry Foxx

Terry Foxx lecture

Aldo Leopold, after he observed the life flicker out of one eyes of a wolf, pondered that perhaps only the mountain could live long enough to know the real impact of our actions.

In honor of Earth Week, Ecologist Terry Foxx will intertwine the evolution of her perspective about the natural world from a small girl walking in fields of camas lilies in Idaho to working in a National Laboratory struggling with newly instituted environmental laws of the 1970s. Compliance with those laws required an evolution of perspective for project managers and continuing and constant struggle to understand what it means for the institution.

Admission is free and attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

Monthly Evening Lecture

Wednesday, May 14, 2014; 5:30 PM

To be announced

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 140 participants, so be sure to come early!

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