PO Box 941692, Maitland, FL 32794-1692

Tales of an Ecotourist: What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us

Tales of an Ecotourist is a trade book written for a general audience, with focus on climate change politics as viewed through the lens of travel to high profile places like the Galapagos Islands and
Great Barrier Reef. Official release, in hardback, paper, and Kindle editions, is with SUNY Press’s Excelsior Editions: https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Ecotourist-Travel-Places-Climate/dp/1438466781

Mike Gunter, Ph.D, Professor of Political Science | Department Chair, Rollins College
Ph.D., MA University of Kentucky
BA Vanderbilt University
Dr. Mike Gunter is a Cornell Distinguished Faculty member and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow who teaches courses on environmental politics, sustainable development, and international security. He served as a Fulbright Scholar at Univerzita Komenského in the Slovak Republic and has led field studies to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador as well as traveled with students in Australia, Singapore, and Vietnam. Gunter has over 40 popular and academic publications to his credit, including Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity (2004/2006). His current project, Tales of an Ecotourist, makes a case for experiential learning as a route to better understand climate change. Gunter also serves as director of the interdisciplinary International Relations Program as well as advisor to Rollins’ Washington Semester Program. He was Rollins’ first faculty-in-residence and directed its Living & Learning Communities, whose programs link academic and social aspects on campus.

All programs are held the 3rd Wed of the month at 6:30/45 pm, at Harry P. Leu Gardens.: 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803Free parking. Free program.

Door opens at 6:30/45 pm, with light snacks and socializing.Programs are held from 7 – 8:45 pm.A brief discussion of environmental issues precedes the program with info on upcoming, fun, outings — A great way to meet more environmental folk and network for certain.

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Contact Mary-Slater, if you have meeting/topic/speaker suggestion, or ideas: sierraclub01@yahoo.com Thank you for caring about our natural world.