Wilderness And…Lecture Series

If you’re looking for a way to expand your knowledge about wilderness issues, look no further. Not to be confused with anything other than what the name implies, the “Wilderness and…” lecture series encompasses a broad range of topics that includes nearly everything having to with the backwoods: from psychology and theology, to fungi and orchids, to hunting and skiing.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Madison-Gallatin Alliance of the Montana Wilderness Association and has attracted thousands of attendees since its inception in 1996. “Its main purpose is to bring people together to educate them about protecting Montana’s wilderness,” says Montana Wilderness Association’s Southwest Field Organizer, Alexandra Phillips. “We make an effort to assemble speakers with diversity in point of view to give people an opportunity to consider new and different perspectives.”

Lectures, which are held every month from October through May, are free and open to the public. This spring’s lecture line up promises more dynamic interchange and provisions from the Great Harvest Bread Company—just get there early because seating is limited and the food goes fast.

Wilderness and…Women, Health, and the Environment
March 10, 7:00 p.m., MSU SUB Ballroom C
Aimee Boulanger, Executive Director of the Women’s Voices for Earth (WVE) will discuss the damaging effects environmental pollution has had on wildlands and public health. She will also talk about WVE’s outdoor programs for women and teenage girls.

Wilderness and…Good PR
April 14, 7:00 p.m., Weaver Room, Emerson Cultural Center
Reporter for the High Country News, Ray Ring will present on the changing perceptions of the conversation community from the 1970s.

Wilderness and…Global Warming / Fire and Wilderness Walks
May 12, 7:00 p.m., Weaver Room, Emerson Cultural Center
Dr. Lisa Grumlich will be presenting.

For more information call the Montana Wilderness Association at 406-582-8600.