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As the nation celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University presents Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums, an exhibition featuring nearly 70 original mammoth prints from three unique albums of the renowned photographer's work.
The acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride will present his film, "Chasing Water," about a 1,500-mile journey down the Colorado River to its arid terminus in Mexico.
The author Julene Bair will talk about her memoir, The Ogallala Road, which recalls growing up on an irrigation-dependent farm in Kansas, and Bair's experiences watching the toll of agriculture on the great plains' vast Ogallala Aquifer.
The science and environment journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal talks about how the science of conservation biology developed to engage the problems of extinction, and her upcoming multipart series on extinction for The New York Times.