Special event at Shaver’s Creek to highlight creators of new nature books

'Capturing a Changing Landscape' will focus on documenting Pennsylvania’s natural environment

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The creators of three new books published by Penn State University Press will gather at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, for “Capturing a Changing Landscape,” a panel discussion and launch of their work.

The speakers are poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf and photographer Steven Rubin, authors of "Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields"; photographer Tim Palmer, author of "Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches"; Ian Marshall, editor of "Reading Shaver’s Creek: Ecological Reflections from an Appalachian Forest"; and Michael P. Branch, a contributor to "Reading Shaver’s Creek." Rubin and Marshall also contributed to "Reading Shaver’s Creek."

The newly re-opened Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center will host the event in the Donald W. Hamer Classroom Building.

The panelists will talk about their books and about the importance of documenting nature in a variety of media, especially in the age of climate change, foreign pathogens, and manmade threats to natural landscapes. A signing will follow the discussion; light refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and spend time enjoying the walking trails, raptor center and renovated Shaver’s Creek facilities.

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Last Updated August 30, 2018