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Dale L. Travis Lecture Series

2022 Dale L. Travis Lecture Series
Featuring Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer '75

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
7:30 p.m.
Gateway Center, ESF


Tickets for this event are sold out. However, a livestream of the event will be available. See below for details.

Returning the Gift: The role of a nature writer on the edge of climate catastrophe.

Dr. Robin Kimmerer holding a tree

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
Author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

From the perspective of an Indigenous scientist and writer, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer will share reflections on the work of a nature writer in a time of climate crisis and the journey of her book "Braiding Sweetgrass" into environmental literature.




Dale L. Travis

Ten years after graduating from ESF (Wood Products Engineering '59), Dale Travis was transferred to New York City by U.S. Plywood. Shortly thereafter, Dale founded his own business, Dale Travis Associates Inc. (DTA) to produce fine architectural signage. DTA works with some of the most prominent architects and graphic designers in the world. Its exterior and interior signs distinguish corporate buildings and museums across the country. Recent museum projects include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Rose Center (Hayden Planetarium), and the Morgan Library & Museum. DTA were privileged to carve the cornerstones for 1 World Trade Center and 4 World Trade Center. DTA are a member of the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers. The Dale L. Travis Lecture Series is intended to inform the public about the incredible research going on at ESF in many different fields of study.

Dale Travis

This event is made possible by the generous support of Dale L. Travis '59.


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