Earth Day Activities at UAS, April 18-22
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is celebrating Earth Day with a series of events this week leading up to Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Led by the UAS Sustainability Committee
Date of Press Release: April 14, 2023
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is celebrating Earth Day with a series of events this week leading up to Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Led by the UAS Sustainability Committee, the activities include:
Lecture: Indigeneity and the ‘Domestic Posthuman’: Reevaluating the Scale, Pace, Texture, and Place
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Dr. Colbey Reid will discuss the idea of “lo-tek,” an anti-primitivist conceptualization of Indigenous innovation, to reorient our understanding of design futures forecast by technology and human-technology relations toward humanity, conviviality, and ecological longevity.
Location: Sealaska Heritage Institute Clan House, Walter Soboleff Building
Roundtable Discussion: Nature, Aesthetics, and The Body
Wednesday, April 19, 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Join our featured guest Dr. Colbey Reid and four other committed conversationalists for an interdisciplinary topic discussion on the intersection of nature, aesthetics, and the body, featuring Dr. Kevin Maier (Literature), Dr. Kevin Krein (Philosophy), Dr. Forest Haven (Anthropology), and Dr. Melissa Dolese (Psychology). This is an open invitation to faculty, staff, students, and community members to join in the discussion. Coffee and pastries will be offered, attendees are asked to bring a favorite mug and their own water bottle!
Location: Glacier View Room, Egan 222, or by Zoom using this link
Earth Day Celebratory Pizza Party!
Friday, April 21, 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
At this event, attendees will gather at the kiln, assemble a slice, and cook it in the kiln while creating community.
Location: UAS Kiln next to the Hendrickson Annex Building, Juneau Campus
Sharing Our Climate Stories: Holding Space for Environmental Change
Friday, April 21, 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Gather around the fire at the Noyes Pavilion to share climate stories, created earlier at the April 5 writing workshop event. Those attending will have an opportunity to participate in a study on environmental attitudes by completing a post-event survey - participation in data collection is not required to attend the event. Register using this link.
Location: Noyes Pavilion, Juneau Campus
Earth Day Mindful Woods Walk
Saturday, April 22, 3:00 – 4:15 P.M.
Honor Earth Day by joining Linda Kruger, a certified wilderness therapy guide for a mindful woods walk/forest bath on Auke Lake Trail. This walk will last approximately 75 minutes mindfully connecting with nature on the trail. Those attending will have an opportunity to participate in a study on environmental attitudes by completing a post-event survey - participation in data collection is not required to attend the event. For more information about Forest Bathing see nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/forest-bathing-nature-walk-health. Sponsored by Student Government
Location: Auke Lake Trail Head, off of Glacier Highway