Charles Wohlforth | Monday, 14 November 2011

Date(s): 
14 November 2011
Speaker: 
Charles Wohlforth

Author Charles Wohlforth traveled to Everett, Washington to present and discuss his book "The Fate of Nature" with seventy-five high school students enrolled in the Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA). All ORCA students had prepared for his visit by reading and discussing his book prior to his coming. His discussion focused on the impact of human activity on the arctic and marine environments, and how culture affects our creation of personal and social intensions for use of natural resources and protection of other species. Following his one hour presentation, Charles met for two hours with smaller groups of 18-20 students to respond to their questions.

In addition to Charles's visit with ORCA students and faculty, he also presented a similar lecture on his book to a small group of faculty on the Everett Community College campus.

Charles Wohlforth is a life-long Alaska resident and prize-winning author of numerous books about Alaska. His work includes writing about science and the environment, politics and history, travel, and as-told-to biography. A popular lecturer, he has spoken all over the United States and overseas. Wohlforth lives with his wife, Barbara, and their four children. They reside in Anchorage during the winter, where they are avid cross-country skiers, and in summer on a remote Kachemak Bay shore reachable only by boat.

Comments From Previous Tour Hosts

"We are thrilled to have had Charles Wohlforth visit our school. He has had a profound impact on our students, many of whom are wrestling with conducting science in the marine environment and all of whom are wrestling with the relationship between humans and their environment. The Arctic is a stark and living laboratory for engaging in a quality discussion about these two issues."

Josh Searle, Ocean Research College Academy

"Charles Wohlforth is a gem and well worth your support. He continues to inspire and challenge the thinking of our students. We are thankful to have had him visit."

Josh Searle, Ocean Research College Academy