Tuesday, February 10
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Concert Member)
In wildlife conservation work, rewilding — to make wild once again — refers to the creation of corridors between preserved lands that allow declining populations to rebound. In “Rewilding Our Hearts” (September 2014) Marc Bekoff applies the concept of rewilding to human attitudes, arguing that unless humans rewild themselves, becoming profoundly reconnected to nature and fundamentally shifting their consciousness, conservation efforts will have but limited impact.
“Rewilding Our Hearts” explores how when the effort is made to not just see, but to empathetically become “the seen,” our perspective on animals and their habitats changes in profound ways. Bekoff has published 30 books, including his latest, “Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed: The Fascinating Science of Animal Intelligence, Emotions, Friendship, and Conversation.”