Celebrate Earth Day!
Celebrate Earth Day by attending a special lecture by G. Warfield “Skip” Hobbs, geologist and conservationist, presented in partnership with the New Canaan Nature Center. Mr. Hobbs will deliver his lecture, "The Future of Planet Earth," on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room.
As the global population rapidly passes the 7 billion mark with millions entering “consumer age”, our natural resources, energy supplies, food and water are being stretched to the limits. What will the future bring? Distinguished geologist Skip Hobbs will discuss how the earth’s biosphere is transforming; the importance of sustainability in natural resource extraction; climate change and the human factor; and how we, as responsible citizens, can handle and mitigate these changes.
G. Warfield “Skip” Hobbs is a geologist and Founder and Managing Partner of Ammonite Resources, a firm of international petroleum and mining geotechnical and business consultants headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut. He is also the president of Ammonite Corporation, a private company which originates domestic and international petroleum exploration opportunities. Hobbs holds a BS in Geology from Yale College and a MS Degree in Petroleum Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. Prior to forming the Ammonite Corporation in 1980, and Ammonite Resources in 1982, he worked internationally as an exploration geologist.
As president and past-president of the American Geological Institute, Hobbs was a member of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents in Washington, D.C., from 2009-2012. Since 2000, he has been a Trustee of the New Canaan Nature Center, a not-for-profit organization providing educational naturalist and environmental awareness programs to over 100 primary and middle schools in Fairfield and Westchester, NY. He is presently the President of the Board of Trustees of the New Canaan Nature Center. He writes and lectures extensively on energy economics and policy. When not working on matters of geoscience, Hobbs manages a family farm in Massachusetts which produces heritage grass-fed beef, organic vegetables, honey, maple syrup and timber.
New Canaan Nature Center is a not-for-profit environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.