Paula Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, will be a plenary speaker at the 39th Annual Conference of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. The conference [...]
Paula Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, will be a plenary speaker at the 39th Annual Conference of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. The conference will take place June 25–July 1, 2017 on the campus of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC.
Ehrlich will be speaking about “Half-Earth Project: Half the Earth for the Rest of Life.”
Our survival is inextricably entwined with the survival of all species that call our planet home, yet our current destructive trajectory is resulting in mass extinction of species and irreparable damage to our world. With his Half-Earth call-to-action, E.O. Wilson has created the groundwork for one of the grandest conservation efforts of our time, the Half-Earth Project. Join Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, for this lecture about the Half-Earth Project, which will work to provide the urgently needed research, leadership and engagement necessary to conserve half the planet for the rest of life.
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) is a nonprofit organization that encourages high standards of competence and professionalism among members and offers aspiring illustrators opportunities and skills needed to succeed in their careers. Originally established in 1968 at the Smithsonian, the GNSI has since grown to encompass science illustrators in many disciplines, and welcomes members with varying skill levels in traditional and digital media. The one thing members have in common is a love for science and the natural world—and a passion for communicating scientific concepts to the larger public.
(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators