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LIBRARY FEST 2023: Planetwalker John Francis, PhD

John Francis, PhD
Thursday, April 11, 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John Francis, PhD

The Nasher Museum is pleased to welcome John H. Francis lll, PhD, known the world over as the Planetwalker. This event is part of Part of Library Fest 2024: The Nature Edition. Co-sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation, Durham County Library and The Forest at Duke.

Registration required.

If you wish to enjoy brunch at the Nasher Museum Cafe after the talk, please make a reservations by calling 919-684-6032 or booking through OpenTable.

More about John H. Francis lll, PhD
Francis developed Planetlines, a learner-centered universal curriculum designed for outdoor exploration and extracurricular activity for all ages. The practice of Plantlining introduces learners to walking as a vehicle to collect and share quantitative and/or qualitative data through GPS and GIS Technologies. The purpose of the exploration is to engage students, teachers and communities, in an everyday practice that creates a self-informed understanding of place and the various areas that we live, by story and science. The Plantlines curriculum is a personally transformative curriculum and approach to environmental education and personal awareness that replaces the attitude of despair with empowerment by providing tools and methods for identifying and addressing the network of problems affecting us all.

Contact: Wendy Hower