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September 2017


Todd Goodsell: Mormon and Village – Transformations of Time and Space in Mormon Villages

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center,

Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_(Latter_Day_Saints) The Mormon Village community studies (conducted in three Utah “villages”: Escalante, Ephraim, and American Fork) are remembered for the conclusion that they are characterized by strong social solidarity, but that solidarity declined in the face of modernization. Recent research has found a more complex picture. Todd L. Goodsell will present findings from his work in Escalante and Ephraim over the last 20 years: In the face of social change, the bases of Mormon-Village solidarity separate into two parts:…

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Tanaya Winder: W(hole)heartedly: Harnessing the Fire Within

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Escalante High School Auditorium,

Turn your passion into your purpose. Show up each day, presently, fully, w(hole)heartedly, scars and all because you overcame. You are here to fulfill all the love and light that's been placed in your heart.  We are continually trying to exist, live, and love in a world that doesn’t always show its love for us. Part of this existence means: learning to un-learn unhealthy coping mechanisms; learning how to turn past historical, ancestral, and personal traumas on their heads, upside down,…

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Christa Sadler: Time Machine to the Past – What Fossils Tell us About Ancient Environments

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Escalante Town Park,

Fossils are one of the best ways we have to help us recreate how our planet looked in the past. They can tell us if our landscape used to be an ocean or a river floodplain, a tidal flat or a swamp. This interactive presentation will use a large collection of plant and animal fossils and the audience’s own ideas to help us understand how fossils can help us learn about our past. After the discussion, people will be able…

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