Environmental educator Scott Freeman ’78 to deliver Carleton convocation
In his presentation, titled, “Working for Salmon and Social Justice,” Freeman will discuss how we can all live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it.
Environmental educator Scott Freeman ’78 will deliver Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, April 16, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. over Zoom. In his presentation, titled “Working for Salmon and Social Justice,” he will discuss how we can all live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it.
Freeman is a principal lecturer in the department of biology at the University of Washington. The recipient of a UW Distinguished Teaching Award, he has published research on how innovative approaches to teaching science benefit all students, but particularly students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He has authored the textbooks Evolutionary Analysis and Biological Science, which have sold over 500,000 copies and been translated into multiple languages.
Freeman’s first book for a general audience, Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land, blends his family’s story with lessons about how we can appreciate and cultivate nature without exploiting it. It has been described as an “earnest report of reclamation” and a “hymn to pleasure” by The Wall Street Journal and a “thought-provoking and highly readable book” by Booklist.
Freeman received his BA in Biology from Carleton College in 1978 and his PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington in 1991.
Convocation is sponsored by Carleton College Events. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308.