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Rachel Carson Lecture with Dr. Dayna Baumeister | March 1, 2022 | 6:30pm

Supported by a generous endowment from George L. and Helen B. Long, the Rachel Carson Science, Technology & Society Annual Lecture was designed to bring leading experts in the fields of science and technology to campus to address the PLU community. Visiting scholars interact with PLU students and faculty in the classroom, and lecture on a scholarly topic of general interest in the evening.

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, as our 2022 Rachel Carson Lecture speaker. Biomimicry is learning from and then emulating nature’s forms, processes, and ecosystems to create more sustainable designs. With a devotion to applied natural history and a passion for sharing the genius of nature, Dr. Baumeister has worked in the field of biomimicry since 1998, traveling the world as a biomimicry thought-leader, business consultant, and professor. She will deliver her lecture – “(Re)Building a Thriving World—Mentored by Nature’s Genius” – on March 1, 2022 at 6:30pm in the Karen Hille Phillips Center at PLU.

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