Keynote speakers to share conservation message at leadership conference
Posted on Jan 4th, 2018
Wallace ‘J’ Nichols, a sea turtle scientist based in California, also will give a keynote address at the conference.
His recent book “Blue Mind” focuses on everyone’s connection to water and the role that connection plays in conservation efforts.
Nichols said he is honored to speak at the conference, noting that One Hundred Miles has taken a smart approach to organizing this sort of event.
“I think what’s happening at this conference and the whole approach is one of the best examples of the modern environmental movement,” he said.
Nichols, an educator, economist and ecologist, said that as a scientist he is taught to leave emotion out of his work. But that is the wrong approach, he said.
“The emotional piece is not only important, it’s critical, and we are taught in many different ways to leave it out,” he said. “… I’ve found it’s those emotions that compel us to be unstoppable and solve big problems and stay involved.”