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2021 Bartram Symposium
The Bartram Symposium is part of the St. Johns River Bartram Frolic by the Bartram Trail Society of Florida. It features 4 Bartram scholars each discussing their vision of the legacy of the TRAVELS of William Bartram. The documentary Cultivating the Wild follows. The one-hour film focuses on six southerners committed to reclaiming the nature of the South through art, science and culture with William Bartram, America’s first environmentalist and 18th century naturalist as their inspiration. Despite the passage of time, Bartram’s words speak to current issues of critical importance: climate change, environmental degradation, preservation of life-giving ecosystems, and an increasingly urban population. Cultivating the Wild responds to an America hungry to re-connect with the natural world around us, an America increasingly focused on sustaining this planet we call home. Funding for this program was provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Bartram Trail Society of Florida.
Date/time: April 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Presented By:Kathryn Braund, PhD; Dorinda Dallmeyer, PhD; Christopher Robinson, PhD; Speakers - Sam Carr, president of Bartram Trail Conference, Jim Sawgrass, actor in Cultivating the Wild Bartram film
Event Type:Combination of in-person and virtual/online