Nature: Wildlife, Art, and Ecophilosophy

The Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden presents Nature: Wildlife, Art, and Ecophilosophy. Using motion- and infrared-triggered trail cameras, anthropologist Paul Faulstich, PhD. professor in the Environmental Analysis program at Pitzer College, documents animals and their behaviors in the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park and the San Dimas Experimental Forest. In this illustrated talk, he will present photos and video clips of wildlife in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountain and introduce us to environmental art based on his research. Infused with local natural history, Paul’s illustrated presentation will explore how we simultaneously alter nature and place nature on an altar, and invite us to imagine a different relationship with the more-than-human world.

Meet in the East Classroom in the main Administration Building. To receive directions, visit the front entrance kiosk.  Please be on time as the gate to the garden closes exactly at 5:00 pm and you will not be able to enter.  This venue is wheel chair accessible. Refreshments will be offered.  Please be on time as the gate to the garden closes exactly at 5:00 pm and you will not be able to enter.

Cost: Members and Students $10; Non-Members $15
For more information:  http://www.rsabg.org/