Prof Randy Wilson to give inaugural Thompson Lecture: “Yellowstone as America’s Backyard?”

To ES Majors, Minors, Faculty, and Alumni,

Our very own Professor Randy Wilson will be giving the inaugural Thompson Lecture. See below for details, and mark your calendar!


Yellowstone as America’s Backyard?

Randall K. Wilson
Thompson Professor of Environmental Studies
Gettysburg College

Friday, September 30, 2016 | 4 – 5pm, reception to follow. Science Center 200

Why is it that time and again Yellowstone stands at the epicenter of our national debates over nature? Since the late 19th century, this far removed place has consistently served as our national backyard; a public meeting place where we hash out our questions, feelings and differences regarding nature. Prof. Wilson explores the evolution of Yellowstone from a distant landscape, into a national icon that has profoundly shaped conservation in the United States.