Challenging Times: Hope for Plants and Animals

This course is a follow-up to a Spring 2022 Osher course in which we explored what science is learning about what animals, plants and fungi can know, feel and do, and how that knowledge is changing our species’ relationship with them. We will delve deeper into the current challenges to several kinds of living things (and the challenges some of them present to humans) and learn about some human efforts to promote the well-being of the creatures who share our planet. Together, we’ll take a closer look at algae, insects, reptiles and amphibians, birds and the oceans. You do not have to have been a participant in the Spring 2022 Osher course to understand and benefit from this course.


Donna Engelmann, Ph.D.

Donna Engelmann is recently retired from the philosophy department at Alverno College, where she taught ethics, political philosophy and introduction to philosophy for 28 years. She earned her PhD in political philosophy and a graduate certificate in alternative dispute resolution ... read more

Date: 4 Fri, Oct 20-Nov 10, 2023

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Donna Engelmann Ph.D.

Fee: $25

Enrollment Limit: 60

Program Number: FALL:130

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