"Natural Connections"

Film and Discussion Series Continues

(October 12, 2004) —“Natural Connections” is the final film in “The Research Revolution: Science and the Shaping of Modern Life” film and discussion series sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Libraries.

The problems involved in maintaining biodiversity are examined in this Emmy Award-winning film that focuses on five habitats and the scientists who work in them. The film examines many species that may not be able to survive due to the growing trend of humans consuming too many natural resources. Ultimately, this phenomenon may jeopardize human survival as well.

Through beautiful photography and an original score, the message is conveyed that we must consume less so that other species will be able to coexist.

“Natural Connections,” the fourth and final presentation in the series, will be shown on Wednesday, November 3 at 8 p.m. on the Metropolitan Campus, Weiner Library Auditorium, River Road, Teaneck, and Sunday, November 7 at 2 p.m. on the College at Florham Campus, Science Building, S-1.

The films are free and open to the public. Each program includes the screening of an award-winning documentary film followed by a discussion, which will be led by an expert in the field. There are suggested reading lists available.

The “Natural Connections” post-film discussion on the Florham Campus will be lead by Dr. Paul Boyer, professor of geology, Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

After the screening in the Weiner Library, Marion McClary, associate professor of biological sciences, Department of Natural Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University, will lead the audience discussion. He has done extensive research on ecology and marine life and teaches courses in behavioral ecology, coastal marine biology and biological sciences. McClary earned his undergraduate degree in marine science at Richard Stockton State College and an advanced degree in zoology at Duke University.

“The Research Revolution” viewing and discussion series is a project of National Video Resources, with major funding from The National Science Foundation. The series is organized in partnership with the American Library Association Public Program Office. For further information, call 201 692 2608 for the Metropolitan Campus and 973 443 8627 for the College at Florham.

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Gretchen Johnson

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