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Science Pub: Science, Spirituality and a Sustainable Future
May 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join us for a fascinating Science Pub looking at the connections between science and religion. OSU-Cascades biologist Matt Orr will explain how the Anthropocene, Earth’s present geological epoch, is defined by a decline in environmental ecosystems, as well as by human responses to the decline in the forms of anxiety, guilt, grief and illness.
Orr will share ways in which spiritual practices have evolved in response to other significant crises over time, and examine how contemporary spirituality practices are evolving in response to the environmental crisis. He’ll look at how this evolution may continue and improve both the environmental and human condition.
5 p.m. DOORS OPEN/ORDER FOOD AND BEVERAGES – Enjoy dinner with fellow attendees.
6:30 p.m. PRESENTATION – Presentation begins in Hop Mahal.
Science Pubs are where we take science out of the laboratory and bring it to the community. Join discussions with researchers from throughout OSU and OSU-Cascades about the work they do to help solve the world’s toughest challenges.
Science Pubs are made possible with support from Worthy Brewing.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Matt Orr is an associate professor at Oregon State University – Cascades. His research interests focus on restoration ecology in forest, field and stream habitats in Central Oregon. His work has included studying the behavior of scavengers; the application of restoration ecology to medicine; and the connections between science and religion. He received a Ph.D. in population biology from University of California, Davis.