EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Plant Conservation and Suspense Fiction: An Unlikely Marriage

Posted Oct. 28, 2013, at 3:02 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 05, 2013, at 11:44 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Eagle Hill Institute, 59 Eagle Hill Road , Steuben, Maine

For more information: Jason Wimbiscus; 207-546-2821; eaglehill.us/events-calendar.shtml

Can fiction serve an advocacy role without being preachy? Plant species are losing habitat around the world, yet support for their protection and research is a diminishing priority. By one estimate, 12% of plant species could become extinct in the foreseeable future. In a bold new approach, Dr. Alison C. Dibble ties hard science to 9/11 suspense fiction in “A Skeptic’s Luck”, written under her pen name, A. D. Morel. She takes a frank look at opportunities and risks in such an endeavor, and potential for change on a regional, nationwide, and global level. Can this make a difference? Come to her illustrated talk and help decide. Books will be available for purchase.

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