Tahoma’s Biggest Stories

(Archived video of this presentation).

Did you know that Native Americans have traveled to Mount Rainier (Mount Tahoma) for over 9,000 years to gather resources unavailable near their lowland villages?

Did you know that the effects of climate change extend far beyond the mountain’s retreating glaciers?

Join Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, Emeritus Faculty at The Evergreen State College, for Tahoma’s Biggest Stories, an image-rich book talk from Tahoma and Its People, his natural history of Mount Rainier National Park, published in 2020 by Washington State University Press. Tahoma and Its People was a finalist in the Banff Mountain Book Competition; learn more at https://jeffantonelis-lapp.com/.

About the Speaker

Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, Speaker
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp
Emeritus Faculty at The Evergreen State College

After graduating from Huxley College (B.S. Environmental Education, 1978), Jeff Antonelis-Lapp worked two summers at Mount Rainier National Park, igniting a connection to the mountain that endures today. He has summited the mountain, hiked all of its mapped trails, and completed the 93-mile Wonderland Trail five times.

Jeff began writing, Tahoma and Its People, after being unable to find a current natural history for a course he planned to teach at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. He conducted over 250 days of fieldwork for the book, many of them in the company of park archeologists, biologists, and geologists.

While at Evergreen, he taught Native American Studies, natural history, environmental education, and served as the Library Dean before retiring in 2015.

Environmental Speaker Series

The Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by the College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in Academic Instructional Center West room 204 - AW-204. Talks will also be streamed via zoom. Register with the Alumni Association for the zoom link. Paid parking is available in lot C.

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