College of the Atlantic president Darron Collins ’92 presents “Our National Parks: A Petri Dish for Understanding the Blurred Boundary between Humanity and Nature” at COA’s Gates Center on Oct. 9. PHOTO COURTESY OF COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC

Collins to connect conservation, national parks



BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic president Darron Collins will look into the relationship between conservation and our national parks at COA’s Gates center on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. in this next free, public talk in the Acadia Centennial Lecture Series.

Collins will present “Our National Parks: A Petri Dish for Understanding the Blurred Boundary between Humanity and Nature.”

He will reflect on the future of conservation in the United States and on protected areas globally. He will draw on his years of experience as a conservationist working with the World Wildlife Fund in Mongolia and the Amazon Basin and will explore the roles human being have played and will play in the management of the environment.

The Acadia Centennial Lecture Series is held in celebration of Acadia National Park’s Centennial. Visit acadiacentennial2016.org.

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