Stewart Brand, biologist, conservationist, author and trailblazer, will speak at Promega regarding current conservation techniques that utilize genetic tools. The general public is invited to the event, to be held Jan. 26 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the BTC Auditorium at 5445 East Cheryl Parkway in Fitchburg.
Brand, known for the “Whole Earth Catalog”, has continued to explore and expand our approach to life. He launched a mindset of seeing the Earth as a whole organism and the importance of our caring for this gem suspended in space. One of his most recent organizations co-founded with Ryan Phelan is “Revive and Restore” which uses genetic tools to rescue endangered species. Brand will share his story, and then he and Phelan will focus on this latest work being done in genetic restoration and the implications for our future.