September 23 and 30, October 14, 21 and 30,
5:30 - 7:00 PM, $175
The Invisible Alexander von Humboldt Made Visible
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) - animals, plant species, minerals, an ocean current, mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, rivers, parks, ships, streets, counties and towns are named after him around the world, even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. This 19th century German naturalist and explorer is all around us, yet invisible and largely forgotten, especially in the English-speaking world. This course serves the purpose to make him “visible” to course participants, and have them connect with Humboldt on interdisciplinary levels. Especially Humboldt’s view of the interconnectedness of all things in the web of life remains inspiring to us to this day.