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Wednesday, April 11 | Thursday, April 12 |Friday, April 13  | Saturday, April 14


FRIDAY, April 13

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Breakfast & Faculty-led Research Roundtable | Crossroads

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Dissertation Presentations | Crossroads

Dissertation 4: Scott Ramsey, Living Water: The Affects of a Multi-day Wilderness River Trip

Dissertation 5: Crystal McKenna, Culture for Change: An Ethnographic Study of School Culture and Sustainable Change  

11:30 AM- 12:00 PM  Break

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Lunch | Crossroads

1:00 PM - 3:20 PM    Dissertation Presentations

Dissertation 6: Amber West Martin, Creating Community: Mitigating Risk During Faculty-led Programs Abroad

Dissertation 7: Richard Pritzlaff, A Meta-Analysis of Successful Local Payment for Ecosystem Services Program

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Decolonizing History in Maasailand | Mary Poole, Ph.D.  | Cottonwood A

The Indigenous Maasai community has been excluded for over a century from the writing and publishing of its history in the western academy. Prescott College faculty and students have been involved for the past decade in a project to write an alternative narrative history that centers Maasai knowledge and epistemologies. This history supports the community’s efforts to fight for land rights and territorial sovereignty. 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Keynote Dinner & Celebrations

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Keynote Address | Keynote Address - Dr. Wallace J. Nichols,   Blue Mind

A ground breaking conversation surrounding Blue Mind a New York Times Best Seller by author Wallace J. Nichols, on the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under or simply near water. Combining cutting edge research with compelling personal stories, Dr. Nichols shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm. Diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. Blue Mind not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water – it provides a paradigm shifting “blueprint” for a better life.