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Coffee Talk: Can Nature Heal - Ah Haa West

Town Talk

Author Florence Williams traveled the world to research claims that nature is salubrious for her book The Nature Fix. Film subject Tyler Dunning (A Field Guide To Losing Your Friends) experienced nature’s healing firsthand when visiting every national park helped him recover from the loss of his best friend. And Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of Wild, found solace from grief when she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. They will discuss the hard and soft evidence of nature’s healing powers.

In Person:
  • Florence Williams
  • Tyler Dunning
  • Cheryl Strayed
  • Coffee Talk: Climate: Can Businesses Lead the Way? - Ah Haa East

    Town Talk

    Businesses are emerging in surprising ways as champions in the climate fight, but can they do more? Amy Roberts, the executive director of the Outdoor Industry Association; Lisa Pike Sheehy, Patagonia’s vice president of environmental activism; and Tom Peters, who has written numerous books about how businesses can operate better in all facets, will discuss what roles conscientious companies can play in the climate crisis.

    In Person:
  • Amy Roberts
  • Lisa Pike Sheehy
  • Tom Peters
  • Coffee Talk: The Sagebrush Rebellion - Christ Church Upstairs

    Town Talk

    Across the Western United States, a right-wing militia movement has been on the rise in recent years as its members protest the federal government, demand public land be handed back to the people and stage occupations. David Byars, director of No Man’s Land, and film subject and Montana journalist Hal Herring (No Man’s Land) will talk about the fallout and future of the insurrection.

    In Person:
  • David Garrett Byars
  • Hal Herring
  • Coffee Talk: The Ocean In The Antropocene - Christ Church Downstairs

    Town Talk

    The ocean is showing the effects of plastic pollution and climate change in drastic ways, but is it a case of out of sight, out of mind? Filmmaker Chris Jordan (Albatross), underwater photographer Mark Crawford (Chasing Coral) and ocean scientist Joanie Kleypas (Chasing Coral) discuss the alarming changes they’ve seen in ocean habitats and the challenge of getting the world to care.

    In Person:
  • Chris Jordan
  • Joanie Kleypas
  • Mark Crawford
  • Coffee Talk: Science Under Threat - Hotel Telluride

    Town Talk

    With funding and support for science threatened under the new administration, many fret about the future of governmental research, environmental regulations, education and space programs. Lauren Kurtz of the Climate Science Defense Fund; Justin Brice Guariglia, an artist who has worked with NASA, discuss the perils.

    In Person:
  • Lauren Kurtz
  • Justin Brice Guariglia
  • Coffee Talk: Taking the Family Into the Field - Mountain Lodge Telluride

    Town Talk

    National Geographic wildlife photographer Tim Laman and primatologist Cheryl Knott recently lived and worked in Borneo’s Gunung Palung National Park, where they researched and documented orangutans living in the park’s canopies. The couple brought their two children along, as they have on many field assignments. They’ll deliberate the risks and rewards of taking family into the field.

    In Person:
  • Tim Laman
  • Cheryl Knott
  • Coffee Talk: Space: A Dream Deferred? - Black Iron at Madeline Hotel

    Town Talk

    The United States has put a man on the moon, orbited the Earth from space and sent a man-made probe into interstellar space, where it continues to travel today. But what is the future for U.S. space travel? Planetary scientists and film subjects Fran Bagenal and Candy Hansen (both of The Farthest) will discuss their extraordinary work and look to what lies ahead.

    In Person:
  • Fran Bagenal
  • Candy Hansen