Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 1:30-3:30pm
Join us for a discussion of the book “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life”, by Edward O. Wilson at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown. The book discussion will be followed by a nature walk. You can read all, some or none of the book’s chapters to join in the informal discussion and walk. Light refreshments will be served. Meet inside the museum building. $4.00 activity fee. Call (631) 786-4640 for more details and to sign up!
Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature.
In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature.