Oct.7: Brevard Professor to Present on “Seeing the Forest Around You”

During a special presentation on Tuesday, October 7, Brevard College Division of Science and Mathematics Chair Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert will encourage campus and community members to see the forest around them.

The 7 p.m. lecture will be held in Ingram Auditorium (formerly known as Dunham) and is free and open to the public.

During the presentation, Dr. Frick-Ruppert will connect Brevard first-year students’ common read, David Haskell’s The Forest Unseen, with her own recently published Waterways: Sailing the Southeastern Coast. Her book chronicles the discoveries she and her husband made when they set sail for the first time in their 37-foot sailboat.

The lecture is one of several learning opportunities within Brevard’s pilot common read project, which ensures all first-year Brevard College students share the common experience of reading Haskell’s The Forest Unseen. This interdisciplinary novel, like Dr. Frick-Ruppert’s Waterways,chronicles the author’s observations within his own natural environment.

Dr. Frick-Ruppert, who joined Brevard College’s faculty in 1997, teaches biology, ecology and environmental studies. She earned her doctorate degree in zoology from Clemson University and frequently gives lectures and presentations with a natural history focus. In 2010, Dr. Frick-Ruppert also published Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians, a finalist for the Phillip Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment.

Copies of Dr. Frick-Ruppert’s Waterways: Sailing the Southeastern Coast will be available for sale after her presentation.

Visit brevard.edu to learn more about faculty scholarship, books, and awards.

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