As climate change and its effects loom as a defining issue in the 21st century, we look back at three Americans who laid the groundwork for the conservation, preservation and protection of the continent’s vast resources.

Discuss John Wesley Powell’s adventures on the Colorado River and his foundational work with the U.S. Geological Survey in John F. Ross’s The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West; Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary landscape architect of Central and Prospect Parks and early voice for the environment in Justin Martin’s Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted; and Rachel Carson, the “unassuming biologist” who took on the chemicals industry in defense of wildlife in William Souder’s On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson.


Day: 6 Tuesdays
Dates: Oct 5th/22th, Nov 12th/Nov 19th & Dec 3rd/Dec 10th
Time: 12:30 – 2:20 PM
Location: Larchmont Temple
 Fee:  $180