What does it mean to YOU?
Solace? Resource? Menace? Cure? Inspiration?
Monthly Conversations New York Socrates Salon hosted by Ron Gross
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:00 sharp (please arrive by 5:45) – 8:00
Adelphi University’s Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street , 2ND floor
To reserve a place, please register by RSVP to GrossAssoc
Government-issued ID required for entry to building, please.
Please come to share your experiences, knowledge, and wisdom, as we celebrate the revival of the natural world.
What is one of your most significant experiences with Nature?
Are experiences in Nature part of your summer plans?
How do you feel and think about Nature?
Does Nature have special meanings for you – of beauty, purpose, or….? (“Sermons in stones, books in the running brooks.”)
In what ways do we need Nature – and vice versa? (Carbon footprints…)
Is Nature just “out there” – or does in interpenetrate us?
Is responsiveness to Nature one of our “Multiple Inteliigences”? (“Biophilia”)
IF YOU LIKE, PLEASE BRING SOMETHING FROM NATURE THAT YOU RELISH –
or be prepared to talk about it, or to read a favorite text about Nature.
Optional Readings: THE NATURE FIX: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, by Florence Williams; YOUR BRAIN ON NATURE: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness, and Vitality, by Eva Selhub.
Subways: #1 to Canal (building is on same block); A, C. or E to Canal; J, N, Q, R, W, Z or #6 to Canal.
All these Canal Street stations are within walking distance of the building. Bus: M20 stops at the front door.
Excellent take-out can be purchased at THE MILL, www.THEMILLTOGO.COM,
located next to the building, and brought to the meeting.
Conversations New York (www.conversationsnewyork.com) is a community of volunteers which has promoted more and better conversations among New Yorkers by such activities as quarterly CONVERSATION DAYS, these monthly Conversations, an on-line calendar featuring 1,000 conversations a year, and the first national symposium on The Power of Conversation, held at Columbia University.
To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones,
please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc
Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation
516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)