As part of its Big Read for Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” the Friends of the Homer Public Library holds a panel discussion on technology and nature from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Homer Public Library. Members of Nature Rocks! will examine questions like “Are our children more disconnected from nature because of the increased presence of technology in their lives? What does this mean for our culture? Or is it possible, that nature and technology are not only peacefully coexisting but enhancing each other?” In his book, Bradbury created a world where technology closed people off from nature. Has the world he imagined come true?
Speaking are Carmen Field from Nature Rocks!, Beth Trowbridge from The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Roan Rediske and Claudia Haines, the youth services librarian at the Homer Public Library. Audience participation is welcomed.