Currently offering the following small, interactive online classes.
July 12-August 11
Humans and the Natural World with Madeline Goodwin
Monday/Wednesday, 11-12pm Pacific time – $150
Today, we live in a world where there are supposed boundaries between wild “nature” and developed “civilization,” but this has not always been the case. For most of human history, our lives were deeply intertwined with our natural surroundings, which played important roles in driving the course of human development. Even today, we are far less separated from the world around us than we are led to believe. From the origins of agriculture and the evolution of housecats, to the spread of diseases and our current climate crisis, we will look at the ways humans have been and continue to be interconnected with plants, animals, soil, geography, and weather, and how those factors shaped the world we live in today.