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Children's ethical thoughts on nature topic of lecture at WMU

Sept. 7, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- An expert in biological education will talk about children's feelings and ethical philosophies about nature at Western Michigan University on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Dr. Patricia Nevers, professor of biology education at the University of Hamburg, will explain how children respond to issues involving environmental ethics in a lecture titled "Using Children's Philosophy to Examine How Children and Adolescents Relate to Nature," at 7 p.m. in the Putney Auditorium, Room 1010 of the Fetzer Center.

Sponsored by the WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Nevers is a former American now living in Germany. She received a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Freiburg and has worked in genetic research. Her research interests include children's philosophy, environmental education and environmental philosophy.

For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at (616) 387-4397.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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