North & South Rivers Watershed Association

Lost Art of Finding Our Way

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
South Shore Natural Science Center

 John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Harvard University

Long before GPS, Google Earth, and global transit, humans traveled vast distances using only environmental clues and simple instruments. John Huth asks what is lost when modern technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way. Weaving together astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and ethnography, The Lost Art of Finding Our Way puts us in the shoes, ships, and sleds of early navigators for whom paying close attention to the environment around them was, quite literally, a matter of life and death.

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