Matthew Dickerson returns to speak on something we all need: Water, specifically rivers and streams.

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He is a professor at Middlebury College in Vermont and the author of numerous books including

  • Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia

  • Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis

  • The Mind and the Machine: What It Means to Be Human and Why It Matters

Why this topic now? Because our Curator, Tom, grew up next to the Susquehanna River, and he wants all of us to appreciate this amazing body of water. Throughout Pennsylvania's history, this moving ecosystem has sustained life yet has been exploited, neglected, and forgotten. A return to water stewardship is a blessing for all of us and a sign that we are flourishing humans (and not simply consumers of nature).

We are grateful for the partnership of the Lancaster Nature Conservancy's Water Week. To learn about how to sponsor on of our Forums, go here.

Our friends at The Rabbit & Dragonfly Cafe will be open for business, so bring your appetite for Square One Coffee, all manner of Middle Earth light fare, and many drinks besides.

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