Reviews & Events
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
REWILDING THE WORLD:
EXPLORING WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION
All events will be at the Library, unless otherwise noted. All programs are free.
For more information, visit www.northbrookfieldlibrary.org, or call the Library at (508) 867-0208.
Rewilding the World may be checked out at the Library, or purchased at the author’s presentation.
Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:00 pm Rewilding the World with Caroline Fraser: Slide Show and Book Signing. Meet the author and hear about her global travels to report on the inspiring work of large-scale trans-border conservation projects. Followed by a reception for the author.
Sun., Oct. 16, 1:00–4:00 pm Fieldtrip: Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA. Guided Tour of the Forest and the Fisher Museum, featuring its 23 world-famous dioramas, which trace the history of central Massachusetts forests from 1700 to the present. Space is limited; sign up at the Library to reserve a spot and get directions.
Sat., Oct. 22, 1:00–3:00 pm Fieldtrip: Rewilding in the Hardwick Hills. “Gentle hike” through two East Quabbin Land Trust habitat restorations that are bringing back wildlife. With EQLT’s botanist, Caren Caljouw, and director, Cynthia Henshaw. Directions available at the Library.
Tues, Oct 25, 7:00 pm Community Book Discussion of Caroline Fraser’s Rewilding the World. Everyone is welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served.
Thurs., Nov. 3, 7:00 pm Rewilding Massachusetts Rivers: How River Restorations Bring Back Fish and Wildlife. With Beth Lambert, Manager of the River Restoration Program for the Mass. Division of Ecological Restoration.
Wed., Nov. 9, 7:00 pm Restoring Habitats for Endangered Species in Massachusetts. With Tom French, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program for the Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Sat., Nov 12, 7:00 pm East Quabbin Concert Honoring the Land. Singer/songwriter Sarah Stockwell-Arthen performs on behalf of the East Quabbin Land Trust. Refreshments will be served.
Space is limited; sign up in advance with Children’s Librarian Rosemary Mackenzie.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2:30 pm Rewilding Crafts with Lynne Losurdo, for children K-6.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2:30 pm Wild Tales: A Screech Owl Comes to the Library! Mass Audubon Traveling Ark program for pre-school children.
Wed., Oct. 19, 3:30 pm Connected Creatures: Mice and a Screech Owl Visit the Library! Mass Audubon Traveling Ark program for children K-5.
“A call to retrofit more than a century of nature conservation in the United States and around the world...Fraser plows straight furrows through the ideological minefields of conservation politics.” ---July 15, 2010
"With this book, Fraser does for rewilding what David Quammen did for island biogeography in his seminal "The Song of the Dodo." Fraser uses lucid prose, engaging stories and personal experience to make the ideas accessible and vital to a wide audience."--January 31, 2010
"Fraser presents us with the grim reality of mass, human-induced extinction, then offers a path of retreat through a movement known as rewilding....She also tracks the successes and pitfalls of this nascent movement, ultimately making the case for rewilding as a unifying paradigm for a global environmental movement. This is a big-picture book that genuinely inspires."--February 17, 2010