Moving Mountains Symposium: Wilderness (Afternoon Session)

Date: May 23, 2014
Start Time: 1:30 p.m.

The Forest Sings
Author and musician David Rothenberg has examined the relationship between humanity and nature for many years and bridges the gap between species by creating  music with birds, whales and cicadas.

Living Wild
Founder of the Living Wild School, which is dedicated to developing wilderness living skills, Lynx Vilden has traveled, explored and researched the nature and traditional cultures of arctic, mountain and desert regions from Hudson Bay to the Red Sea.

Áreas Silvestres Para Todos
National Geographic Emerging Explorer and environmentalist Juan Martinez is a national spokesman for getting youth into the outdoors, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

PANEL: Now What
These panelists, who have been working actively to preserve wilderness from international, national, regional and local perspectives, will discuss how to turn inspiration into action:

Hilary Cooper is the director of Sheep Mountain Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving the natural environment in the Telluride region. Vance Martin joined The Wild Foundation — dedicated to protecting wilderness and wild nature around the world — as president in 1984. Shelley Silbert, executive director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, has more than 20 years experience in the fields of conservation and sustainability. Jamie Williams is the president of The Wilderness Society, the conservation organization leading American efforts to protect our nation’s shared wildlands.

With no experience or training, Cheryl Strayed hiked more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — alone. Her New York Times bestseller Wild chronicles the story of her impulsive and, ultimately, healing adventure.