Learning Resiliency from Nature

with Ecologist Tom Wessels

Sunday, October 27 at 4:30pm, Carter Hall

For 3.8 billion years life on this planet has not only sustained itself; it has thrived. The very foundation of that success rests in the principle of self-organization. To create resilient, stable, human systems--whether an economy, organization, business, or family--we do not need to reinvent the wheel. We need only to follow the path that nature has charted. This presentation, which Tom titles Self-organization: The Key to Resiliency, will demonstrate how self-organization works in natural systems as a template to create healthy, sustainable, human systems.  Join us to hear Tom's compelling talk. We're proud to have this dynamic teacher, writer and speaker here, connecting FSP's sustainability efforts with cutting-edge thinking.

Tom Wessels is an ecologist and founding director of the master's degree program in Conservation Biology at Antioch University New England. Presently, he is Faculty Emeritus. Tom has conducted landscape ecology and sustainability workshops throughout the United States for over 30 years. His books include: Reading the Forested Landscape, The Granite Landscape, Untamed Vermont, The Myth of Progress, and Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape.

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This event is cosponsored by Maine Audubon.

nature's laboratory