On Campus Event: Behold the Earth: A Cinematic Reply to Edward O. WIlson’s Appeal” (David Conover), Thursday 2.28 at 4:25, Druck 20

“Behold the Earth: A Cinematic Reply to Edward O. Wilson’s Appeal“ (David Conover)
Thursday, Feb 28, 4:25-5:30
Druck 20

Filmmaker and 2014-15 Bowdoin Coastal Studies Scholar David Conover returns to campus with an evening screening/ Q&A and an afternoon seminar.  In his talk, he speaks as a secular humanist about the interplay of film, biology, and Christianity.

He asks:  how do childhood experiences inform the study of -and the care for- life on earth?

How is a biologist’s way of knowing harmonious with a believer’s way of knowing?

In the course of addressing these questions and showing a few film clips, he will draw upon THE CREATION: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth by biologist and naturalist E.O.Wilson, and LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, by journalist Richard Louv.  David worked with both for the film BEHOLD THE EARTH.

David Conover majored in religion and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin, and a M.Ed from Harvard University