• Center for Global Environmental Education

  • CGEE Learning from Alligators

    CGEE Annual Fall Celebration:
    Learning from Alligators

    Please join Hamline's School of Education and the Center for Global Environmental Education for our Annual Fall Celebration!


    John Shepard


    Learning from Alligators: An Exploration of the Gulf Coast by Land and Sea


    Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m.


    Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room
    Hamline University's Saint Paul Campus

    Free parking will be available in any campus lot

    John Shepard spent three months on a documentary journey along the Gulf Coast by cabin cruiser, kayak, bicycle, airplane, and minivan with his son Nat as first-mate and main videographer. Their encounters with alligators, whooping cranes, oystermen, conservationists, cypress trees, dolphins, oil-spill workers, shrimpers, pelicans, and one voodoo priestess all offered perspectives on the fascinating ways that human enterprise has depended upon and impacted what is sometimes called America's Third Coast. John's presentation shares insights through rich documentary imagery that makes connections between the Gulf of Mexico and America's heartland. 

    Enjoy a fun, Gulf Coast themed evening celebrating CGEE’s 21 years, including New Orleans style music by Giselle (Gretchen) Bonfaire, Cajun dishes, and origami alligator and water lily folding. One lucky attendee will win a framed photo from John's trip! Hors d'oeuvres and beverages - including beer and wine - will be served.

    RSVP to Sara Robertson at srobertson01@hamline.edu or 651-523-2895.

  • Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) - Hamline University