STANYS Book Study: Braiding Sweetgrass (Mondays 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, and 8/16 )

  • 26 Jul 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online Zoom

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science (SUNY ESF) and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. 

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.

This book study is being run by the Science Teachers Association of NYS (STANYS) Equity & Social Justice Committee and all are welcome to attend.  CTLE credits are offered for STANYS members.  You need to purchase your own book.   

Register here  or access link on flyer.

Zoom sessions are 7-8pm, Mondays 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, and 8/16.


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