Join us as we celebrate our 14th annual series of Mother Earth, Father Sky, produced and hosted by Southwest Seminars to honor and acknowledge the New Mexico Environmental Law Center. This is a public program graciously assisted by Hotel Santa Fe, a Picuris Pueblo enterprise.
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Monday evenings, October 17 - December 19. Lectures begin at 6pm. $100 for the series, or $12 at the door; first come, first served.
Sydney and Marie Davis Sid, (B.S.): Assistant State Soil Scientist, USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service / Marie (M.S.): Chief Geologist, Placer County (CA) Water Agency. Both: Environmental and agricultural land use, watershed management, and erosion control; co-authors: ‘Early Agriculture in Eastern Grande Canyon of Arizona’ in Geoarchaeology: An International Journal; ‘Erosional History of Colorado River through Glen/Grand Canyon’.
Dr. E. James Dixon Former Professor, Department of Anthropology and Director, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico; Affiliate, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado; Research Associate, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; former Curator of Archaeology, University of Alaska Museum; Author Archaeology, Climate and Culture Change in Berengia.
Lyle Balenquah, M.A. (Greasewood Clan, Bacavi Village, Third Mesa, Hopi) Archaeologist, Independent cultural consultant for Hopi Tribe, Museum of Northern Arizona, and National Park Service, Hiking and River Guide in Grand Canyon; Study Leader, Archaeology Southwest/Southwest Seminars
Dr. Bryan Brown and Gary Casio Bryan: Ornithologist/Avian Ecologist; Grand Canyon fieldwork with the National Park Service; Environmental Consultant: University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University. Co-author, Grand Canyon Birds - Historical Notes, Natural History and Ecology; The Colorado River Through Grand Canyon - Natural History and Human Change. Gary: Photographer and Graphic Designer; passionate amateur historian, researcher.
Steve Post Principal Investigator, Zia Consulting and Author, ‘Ten Thousand Years of Living in Santa Fe’ in History of an Ancient City, D.G. Noble, Ed.; and former Deputy Director (Ret.), Office of Archaeological Studies, Museum of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs.
Dr. Jon Hunner Professor and Chair, Department of History, New Mexico State University; Director, Public History Project and Author, Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community; J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Cold War and The Atomic West; and The Mesilla Valley: An Oasis in the Desert (New Mexico Centennial Series).
Dr. Kirt Kempter Volcanologist and Field Geologist; Study leader, Smithsonian Journeys to Antarctica and Iceland; Former Fulbright Scholar; Field Research in Costa Rica, Mexico and New Mexico; Field Geologic Training for NASA Astronaut Candidate Program in New Mexico
Series produced by Southwest Seminars, a 501(c)3 education non-profit; recipient 2008 Heritage Preservation Award, City of Santa Fe. Southwestseminars.org. (505) 466-2775