Environmental Scholar David Orr Visits Colorado State University for Lecture, Workshops Nov. 12

Note to Editors: In addition to an evening public lecture, reporters are welcome to attend David Orr’s presentation to a student class and his workshop for students and staff Nov. 12. Orr will give a presentation to students from 10-11 a.m. in Room C146 Plant Science Building. Orr will lead a workshop for design students and facilities personnel from 2-4 p.m. in Ammons Hall. A limited number of opportunities to interview Orr are available Nov. 12. To schedule an interview or to receive a photo of Orr electronically, call June Greist at (970) 491-1194.

Colorado State University will host David Orr, one of the most prolific and provocative scholars writing about education and the environment, for a day of workshops and a public lecture Nov. 12.

Community members are welcome to attend Orr’s lecture from 7:30-9 p.m. in Room C146 of the Plant Science Building. The title of Orr’s talk will be: "What Is Education For If You Don’t Have a Livable Planet?" A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Orr, chairman of the environmental studies program at Oberlin College, is education editor of the journal, "Conservation Biology." His books include "Earth in Mind," "Ecological Literacy" and "The Campus and Environmental Responsibility." He also is project manager of the new environmental studies center, a $6.6 million ecologically friendly and pacesetting building on the Oberlin campus.

During his visit to Colorado State, Orr will join students in their first-year seminar, "Learning and Community," for a discussion about his book, "Earth In Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect." He also will meet with Colorado State faculty, staff and teaching assistants for a workshop titled "Exploring the Intersection of Teaching, Learning and Place."

Sponsors of Orr’s visit to Colorado State include the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Administrative Services, the College of Natural Resources, the Honors Program, the Institute for the Built Environment and Conservation Biology.

For more information, contact Jeanne Clarke at (970) 491-4697.