Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium
Free to all registered conference participants
Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols is a scientist, activist, community organizer, author and dad. He works to inspire a deeper connection with nature, sometimes simply by walking and talking, other times through writing or images. Science and knowledge can also stoke our fires. But he knows that what really moves people is feeling part of and touching something bigger than ourselves.
J. is a Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences, founder/co-director of Ocean Revolution, an international network of young ocean advocates and catalyst for LiVEBLUE. He earned his MEM in Environmental Policy and Economics from Duke University's Nicholas School and his PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Arizona.
Nichols advises a motivated group of international graduate students and serves as an advisor to numerous non-profit boards and committees as part of his commitment to building a stronger, more progressive and connected environmental community.
His work and ideas have been widely published in academic journals as well as popular media such as National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Huffington Post, Time, Newsweek, Scientific American and GQ.
Lately he is working on BlueMarbles.org, a global campaign to pass a blue marble through every person's hand, and BLUEMiND: The Mind + Ocean Initiative, exploring the intersection of neuroscience and the sea. He blogs at wallacejnichols.org.