Environmental Studies Symposium: Thinking Like a River

Event Details

Title: The Hudson: One River, Two Voices

Panelists: Susan Fox Rogers, author of My Reach, A Hudson River Memoir
Mike Freeman, author of Drifting, Two Weeks on the Hudson

Moderated by Gerald Thurmond, Professor of Sociology

Date: Oct 12, 2012 
Time: 7:00 PM
Description: Join the environmental studies faculty, staff, and students for this discussion about the relationship between concerned citizens and our rivers.
Location: Hub-Bub Showroom  


Susan Fox Rogers: “I am a writer, teacher, editor, rock climber and kayaker. I write about the natural world and adventures in the outdoors. My first book My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir is about kayaking on the Hudson River and, like all of my work, meanders through history, natural history, and personal history. I am drawn to beautiful places and in the last ten years have traveled to the Antarctic, Tasmania, Canada, and the southwest of France; I’ve hiked in Arizona, rock climbed in Nevada, birded Wyoming and backpacked in Alaska. I write about these journeys in my blog. But most often I write about my daily adventures near home, in the Hudson Valley of New York. Here, I rock climb at the Gunks, kayak on the Hudson River, bird in many beautiful spots, hike to the tops of mountains in the Catskills, and pull weeds in my back yard.”

Professor Rogers teaches Environmental Studies at Bard College. Her personal website is http://susanfoxrogers.com/.

Mike Freeman is a freelance writer and editor. From 1998 to 2008 he was a fisheries assistant at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and has canoed thousands of miles in southeast Alaska. His essays have appeared in the Massachusetts Review; South Dakota Review; the LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts; Connecticut Review; and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island.