Photo contest and Smithsonian exhibition
Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness
ANNIVERSARY EVE GOOGLE HANGOUT PANEL
On September 2nd at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern, join a free, live, online, panel discussion hosted by Sierra Club on the value of wilderness and the need to engage new constituencies in conservation. Participants include Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune; composer, writer, and musician DJ Spooky; Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro; and moderator Jason Mark, editor of Earth Island Journal. Join via Google Plus or YouTube.
 
ON POINT FEATURES WILDERNESS
On September 3rd, On Point, NPR’s top conversation program, will host Orion Magazine author Jordan Fisher Smith to lead a conversation on the 50th anniversary and the themes of his Orion essay about whether or not to garden the wilderness. Check out his article and other articles from Orion’s new wilderness issue.
 
VOICE OF THE WILDERNESS ALASKA ART EXHIBIT
This exhibit showcases the work of artists from around the world - poets, sculptures, painters, photographers, fiber artists, and musicians - who participated in a unique artist-in-residence program where artists engage in stewardship activities such as pulling invasive weeds, helping with wildlife research, cleaning up marine debris, and monitoring air quality to better understand how these public lands are managed.