The public can join a discussion about inspiration native people take from one of Wisconsin’s greatest nature writers and hear one of its most popular contemporary writers as part of the 25th International Symposium for Society & Resource Management (ISSRM) at UW-Oshkosh this week.
A free panel discussion will allow members of the public 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, thanks to a grant from the Environmental Stewardship Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. “Indigenous Perspectives of People and Place in the Great Lakes Region: Looking Beyond (Aldo) Leopold’s Backyard” will be presented by the Sustainable Development Institute at the College of the Menominee Nation. Leopold is considered a forefather of environmental science and was a University of Wisconsin professor.
A screening of the Aldo Leopold biography “Green Fire” will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Time Theater in downtown Oshkosh with an introduction by Leopold biographer Curt Meine. The fee is $5.
Wednesday, 8:30-9:45 a.m., NY Times-bestselling Wisconsin author and humorist Michael Perry will present “Displacing Place,” a humorous and heartfelt examination of place, privilege and the unpredictable power of landscape, from. $5 cash at the door for people not registered for conference.
The Environmental Stewardship Fund was established in 2003 to support local projects that help people preserve, enjoy or understand nature better, by furthering the preservation or protection of nature, enhancing the enjoyment of nature and improving public knowledge and awareness of the natural world.