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Serendipity: John McPhee's The Pine Barrens
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Great writers influence others to do great things. John McPhee’s The Pine Barrens moved Governor Brendan Byrne to introduce legislation to preserve and protect the Pinelands.
Length ~75 minutes Cost $10
I love learning about John McPhee's Pine Barrens, it's an interesting and fascinating story. John Volpa was great. -Elena C.
We’ll focus upon each of McPhee’s nine chapters which condensed a story about the land and its people, with wider implications for the nation and the environmental movement.
Adapted from our popular bus tour which is based on McPhee’s landmark book, this program was originally developed for the 2020 Pinelands Short Course. It was sold out when the annual conference was cancelled due to the pandemic.
The Pine Barrens is a microcosm for many environmental concerns:
It’s all about the water!
Visionary action can make a difference.
Creating balance between human needs and ecosystem needs
About John Volpa
Taking any journey with John Volpa is a quest for the curious. John’s knack for synthesizing a diverse variety of topics into a cohesive and meaningful whole is captivating. Whether you’re paddling a kayak, walking the trail, riding the bus, or in a classroom, his unique teaching style will lead you to places that tickle the imagination and provide food for thought to be savored long after the experience.
John’s public school teaching career of thirty-seven years, combined with twenty-two years of leading outdoor adventures, plus a lifetime of rich personal experience, make for a memorable adventure, be it online or in person. Join him for any or all of his webinars now being offered by Pinelands Adventures. Each of the programs stands alone as per your interests, but viewing them in the order in which they’re listed will have a much greater cumulative impact.