Wednesday, April 13
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Concert and Highland City Club member)
The arts and sciences have much to offer in terms of how we experience, understand, and act within the world in which we live. In this conversation, Kirn and Kiehl explore how the creative interaction between the arts, rooted in the perception of experience and the sciences, rooted in the pursuit of knowledge, awakens us to the richness of the world. The two will discuss how creativity arises in both of these disciplines and how the dance between the arts and sciences leads to more effective ways of engaging with important issues like climate change and resiliency. See how the marriage of the arts and sciences provides a unique bridge to developing a flourishing future.
Marda Kirn is the founding director of EcoArts Connections, which brings together arts, science, and other fields to inspire sustainable living, with sustainability defined to include environmental, economic, social/cultural, and personal sustainability.
Marda’s awards include the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Western Alliance of Arts Administrators Distinguished Service Award, the first University of Colorado Creative Climate Communication Prize, and the Dairy Center Honors. She has been a speaker/panelist and/or consultant for organizations in the US, Europe, Australia, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, and India. She has spoken at numerous national and international conferences about the benefits of arts, science, and sustainability collaborations.
Jeff Kiehl is a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research where he heads the Climate Change Research Section. He has published over 100 articles on topics including the climatic effects of greenhouse gases, stratospheric ozone depletion, and small particles and is author of the new book “Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future.”
Jeff’s most recent research has been on Earth’s deep past climates and what they can tell us about future climate change. He is currently developing research into Earth’s water cycle and climate change effects on biodiversity. He is also participating in projects to better communicate climate change science to the public.