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Maps, History, and the Houston Environment

Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:00–7:30 P.M. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004.

David Todd has explored deep wells of data to develop an atlas that richly describes the development of the Lone Star State dating from prehistory to the present.  He has digested colossal amounts of information from widely dispersed sources and, with the expert assistance of cartographer Jonathan Ogren, organized it into a comprehensive and comprehensible publication.

The result of their collaboration is a book with clear text accompanied by maps that chart patterns of settlement, the effect of urbanization and habitat fragmentation, water use, and the impact of Hurricane Ike, to mention a few of the sections.  In his illustrated lecture, he will share insights about the greater Houston region and will welcome questions about the state at large.

David Todd practiced as an environmental lawyer, founded the Conservation History Association of Texas, co-authored the Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation, and is a rancher and sixth-generation Texan. Copies of the Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People atlas will be available for purchase at the course session. See registration form to reserve a copy in advance

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Registration is Underway for April and May 2017 Courses!
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April 2017

Currently on tour!
Encountering Southern Culture: A Journey to Oxford and Memphis
Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
 

Getting Götterdämmerung
Apri 6 and 13, Private Homes
April 19, Dress Rehearsal, Wortham Theater

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May 2017
Storms, Passion, and Power: The Tempest

Four Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16 and 23
Private Home, Houston Ballet Center for Dance, and the Brown Theater, Wortham Center

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Report Card: The First 100 Days
Monday, May 15, 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004

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Save the Date for the Fall 2017 Study Tour!

House Party in Newport
Thursday, October 26 - Monday, October 30, 2017
Details to be announced in the Spring 2017 Brochure

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Fall 2017 course plans nearing completion! Watch for details.