“Enl!ghten: Kitsap Community Forum Presents Scott Freeman: Saving Tarboo Creek
Scott Freeman will be discussing his book, Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land. When the Freeman family decided to transform a drainage ditch into a stream that could again nurture salmon, they knew the task would be formidable but the rewards plentiful. Saving Tarboo Creek artfully blends the story of the family’s efforts with profound lessons about how we can live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it. Based on the land ethic passionately promoted by Susan Leopold Freeman’s grandfather, Aldo Leopold, in his influential book A Sand County Almanac, this timely tribute to our natural environment and the urgent need to protect it is destined to be another inspiring classic. (From the back cover of Saving Tarboo Creek.)
“Freeman did his graduate work at the University of Washington on the molecular systematics and morphological evolution of blackbirds and received a PhD in zoology in 1991. He had a Sloan Fellowship to support a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular evolution at Princeton University, then returned to the University of Washington as Director of Public Programs at the Burke Museum. Since the mid-1990s his focus has been on textbook writing, teaching, and discipline-based education research. He co-authored Evolutionary Analysis and was sole author of Biological Science, each through four editions—the texts are now in their 6th editions. He is currently a Lecturer in Biology at the UW, where he teaches introductory and upper-division courses and is a recipient of a UW Distinguished Teaching Award.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton, WA 98310
When: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
6:00 to 6:30: Sign-in and networking, snacks, coffee & tea
6:30 to 8:30: Presentation followed by discussion
Cost: Donation at the door.
For information on Enl!ghten and to register for this event, visit our website
www.EnlightenKitsap.org” source: Enl!ghten Kitsap e-flyer, 3 Oct 2018.