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Living Lands: The Birth of the Electric Age – An Adirondack Story

June 26 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

As the threat of devastating climate change increases, the world is rapidly moving to a future where electromagnetic technology replaces fossil-fuel-based machines. Many people believe this technology is new. But in fact, the key discoveries that make an all-electric world possible are not new: they were made two hundred years ago. And where were many of these scientific and technological seeds planted? About nine miles from the northern end of Lake George. Come hear the amazing and little-known story of how an Adirondack electromagnetic revolution changed the world – and set the stage for us to save it.

Virtual option available.

About the Speaker: Pete Nelson is a teacher, writer, essayist and activist. Pete is also a founder and current Coordinator of the Adirondack Diversity Advisory Council, which is working to make the Park more welcoming and inclusive. When not writing or teaching mathematics at North Country Community College, Pete can be found in the back country, making music or even walking on stilts, which he and his wife Amy have done professionally throughout the United States for nearly two decades. Pete is a proud resident of Keene, and along with Amy and his dog Henderson owns Lost Brook Tract, a forty-acre inholding deep in the High Peaks Wilderness.

4905 Lake Shore Dr
Bolton Landing, New York 12814

About the Living Lands Series

Living Lands is a presentation series that takes an exclusive and up-close look at the people, history and wildlife of the lands of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present. The 2024 summer’s Living Lands Series will be live at the LGLC office in Bolton Landing at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required, as space is limited. Visit our Living Lands page for a full schedule.