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All Levels | Why do we care about the natural world? What moves us to react to environmental crises, such as climate change and species extinction? Where does our connection to place, land, and animals come from? We will explore the roots of compassion through poetry. In discussion, readings, and creative writing exercises, students will analyze moral perspectives on current environmental issues and examine the intersection of science and spirituality—fertile terrain which may offer potential solutions to ecological degradation and the misuse of natural resources.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Jessica Gigot is a poet, farmer, teacher and musician. She has a small farm in Bow, WA called Harmony Fields that makes artisan sheep cheese and grows organic herbs. Her second book of poems, Feeding Hour, will be released in November 2020 by Wandering Aengus Press. She also teaches writing classes at Hugo House.