The Better Word Seminars are a lecture series that the NAU Green Jacks, sustainability club, put together with the purpose of spreading awareness, sparking discussion, and inventing solutions to the multitude of environmental issues we as society face. For this particular seminar the topic is Environmentalism in Art, Film, and Entertainment.
- There will be a mini art show displaying student artwork before and after the seminar.
- Free food and beverages provided.
- This is a free event.
Our Speakers for this seminar are:
Tom Patin (Director of the School of Art and Professor of Art History) -speaking about, "the design of national parks and the implications that has for park visitors as well as for environmental advocacy."
- tephen Shuster (Professor of Invertebrate Zoology Department of Biological Sciences) - speaking about, "the consistent theme of horror movies about enraged invertebrates, giant or otherwise; that theme is, that humans have injured or infuriated Nature by their insensitivity toward the environment."
- Sean Parson (Professor in Politics and International Affairs and Sustainable Communities) - speaking about, "Post-Apocolpytic Film/TV and the relationship between these works and contemporary cultural anxieties plus the fear around collapse, ecological crises, etc."