The Power of Storytelling and Nature

Navigating higher education while juggling your mental health, having an active social life, taking classes, and potentially having a job is tough. The way we craft our own narratives and tell them as storytellers deeply informs our past, present, and future. In this talk, we will explore how knowing, recording, and sharing your own personal story through an exploration of nature and cultural + personal history can help you in your journey through college and beyond.

About the Speaker

Jarre Hamilton in a forest setting
Jarre Hamilton

Jarre Hamilton is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley and currently oversees research development at IE. Jarre’s work as a certified interpretive guide, environmental educator, and scholar focuses on creating outdoor educational spaces to engage a wide range of public audiences in discussions on science communication and programming, cultural heritage, community engagement, and the environment.

Intersectional Environmentalist (IE) is a Black-founded and WOC-led environmental justice education and awareness organization founded in 2020, that has become a leading resource for content and programs that explore environment, culture and identity. IE seeks to shift environmental education, movements, and policy to center environmental justice and the importance of equity in institutional and educational spaces, to ensure a better and safer future for all people, especially those most impacted by the climate crisis.

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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