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  • Dr. Rich Blundell, Visiting Scientist at the Maria Mitchell Association, to Speak at the MMA’s Science Speaker Series

    On July 26 at 7pm, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) is hosting a live lecture presented by MMA visiting scientist, Dr. Rich Blundell. His talk, “Earthling Theory: A Natural History of Story” is part of the MMA’s FREE Science Speaker Series and will be held both in-person and via Zoom.
    Through a series of narrative non-fiction vignettes on the lives of early-hominid mothers, Dr. Blundell will recount a creative course of human evolution. Blundell’s analysis of the geological, archaeological, and anthropological record will reveal how our cognitive capacity for storytelling has, at every turn, been endowed upon us by the Earth itself.
    Dr. Rich Blundell is an ecologist and philosopher working at the convergence of art, science, nature, and culture. As the founder of Oika, his research examines how transformation happens across the scales of person, place, and planet. Dr. Blundell’s research and work has received numerous grants and awards including, an ongoing TIDES innovators award, The National Science Foundation grant for Science Out There, the Michael Brinkman Award, and The Deep Time Values video award for An Earth Story. Blundell’s creative video work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic, and numerous social media platforms. He is currently the Visiting Scientist at the Maria Mitchell Association.
    To register for this event, please follow the link below:
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    This series is generously presented by our lead sponsor, Bank of America.
    The Maria Mitchell Association is a private non-profit organization. Founded in 1902, the MMA works to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and educator, Maria Mitchell. The Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, a research center, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages.


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