Conservation, Wilderness, and the American Dream, hosted by Tom Brokaw at The American Museum of Natural History
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Hosted by Tom Brokaw, Conservation, Wilderness, and the American Dream, an evening program at the American Museum of Natural History, will honor Theodore Roosevelt's vision of an America that emphasized natural places defining elements of a nation's character, foundational to the individual's rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Experts in science, conservation, humanities, and democratic principles will illuminate the 21st century imperatives that can reconstruct and expand an American identity forged in an intimate relationship to its natural history. Host and Moderator: Tom Brokaw, NBC News; Participants: Douglas Brinkley, Presidential historian, fellow at the Baker Institute, and professor of history at Rice University, and author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America; Lisa Graumlich, Dean of the University of Washington's College of the Environment; Michael Novacek, Senior Vice President and Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History; Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Environmental Initiatives at Patagonia.
This program is part of the yearlong celebration of the reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial at the American Museum of Natural History.