The Spirit of Nature by John Dromgoole
Join John as he takes us on an adventure into the ancient spirit of nature, specifically trees from all cultures and the importance of their sustainability. He will then take us on a journey through time exploring the history of organic gardening. John Dromgoole has been Austin’s iconic organic-gardening guru and radio personality for the last 30-odd years. His business, The Natural Gardener—located in Oak Hill on Old Bee Caves Road—continues to grow steadily, and people from all over Texas and points beyond frequently seek him out for advice on everything from growing a healthy tomato to choosing quality gardening tools.
Science + Nature + Kids = Curiosity
Let's face it, kids are born on a quest to figure out the world. This desire to understand is at the heart of all scientific exploration. Kids who ask, “Why are the leaves falling off the trees? How does a butterfly fit in that tiny cocoon? Where does the water in Barton Springs Pool come from?” – are wondering about transformation and change. “What’s hair for? What makes things stick together? How do birds and airplanes fly?” are questions about form and function. Kids have a sense of these big ideas and want to know more.
Join us for a fun-filled hour as we create a CLIMATE OF CURIOSITY with lots of inspiring and funny videos that will leave you wanting to know more about science and the world around us. Learn about local organizations committed to fostering a love of life-learning and discovery and resources you can access at home.
Preserving strategically important rainforests the most globally impactful strategy for fighting climate change and addressing mass species extinction. For over two decades, Scott Sabin – Executive Director, has advocated for and served the rural poor around the world through sustainable community development. During his tenure, Plant With Purpose has grown from a single program in one country to include more than 330 communities across seven countries. Scott is a leader in addressing the intersection of faith, justice, and the environment.
The greatest threat to human survival on planet earth is the rapidly changing climate. Content from various climate movies and Climate Reality.
Representatives from Austin Climate Alliance, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Joep Meijer of Climate Buddies, Kerstin Johansson of People’s Climate March, Bob Hendricks of 350.org and ATX Environmental Justice, and more.
From global water supply and access to clean water to Texas droughts to Barton Springs – learn what is so in the world of water. Representatives from Texas Drought Project, Texas Living Water Project, Living Springs, Clean Water Action, Our Future, Save our Springs will be present to share and answer questions.