Calling All Naturalists
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Just over 100 years ago, in a 1912 speech delivered at the Progressive National Convention, Theodore Roosevelt summed up the 20th-century naturalist's call to action when he told the audience, "There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country."
What does it mean to be a 21st-century American naturalist? On Tuesday, April 9, join moderator Tom Brokaw and panelists Douglas Brinkley, a Roosevelt biographer; Lisa Graumlich, scientist and dean at the University of Washington's College of the Environment; Michael Novacek, senior vice president and provost of science at the Museum; and Rick Ridgeway, vice president for environmental initiatives at Patagonia, for Conservation, Wilderness, and the American Dream, a special event about the close links between American identity and natural heritage, as well as the role today's naturalists can play in conservation.
In the video below, Douglas Brinkley describes Theodore Roosevelt's dedication to protecting American wilderness.