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Chuckanut Radio Hour Featuring Thor Hanson - IN PERSON

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Firehouse Arts and Events Center Bellingham

1314 Harris Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98225

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Join us at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center as we welcome Thor Hanson BACK to the Radio Hour!

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This event is part of the Nature of Writing series, a partnership between Village Books and the North Cascades Institute.

Spaces are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to secure your spot so don't delay. 

COVID protocol for our in-person events requires masks for all attendees and proof of full vaccination upon arrival. Thank you for your cooperation.

In  Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid, biologist Thor Hanson tells the remarkable story of how plants and animals are responding to climate change: adjusting, evolving, and sometimes dying out. Anole lizards have grown larger toe pads, to grip more tightly in frequent hurricanes. Warm waters cause the development of Humboldt squid to alter so dramatically that fishermen mistake them for different species. Brown pelicans move north, and long-spined sea urchins south, to find cooler homes. And when coral reefs sicken, they leave no territory worth fighting for, so aggressive butterfly fish transform instantly into pacifists.

A story of hope, resilience, and risk, Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid is natural history for readers of Bernd Heinrich, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and David Haskell. It is also a reminder of how unpredictable climate change is as it interacts with the messy lattice of life.

Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist, Guggenheim Fellow, and author of award-winning books including Buzz, Feathers, The Impenetrable Forest, and The Triumph of Seeds. He lives with his wife and son on an island in Washington State.

Thor Hanson will be interviewed by Christian Martin of the North Cascades Institute. For the past 15 years, Christian Martin has served as the Marketing and Communications Manager for North Cascades Institute. He has coordinated Institute events with some of the very best writers on the natural world including Gary Snyder, Terry Tempest Williams, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry and Kathleen Dean Moore. His own nature and travel writing appears in several regional publications including the Cascadia Weekly and Adventures NW, and contributed to a book on the North Cascades published by The Mountaineers Books.

Doors open and music begins at 6:30pm!

*Online registration closes one hour prior to the event. Spaces may be available at the door.

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