National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) and Kaua‘i Community College (KCC)’s 2016 ‘What in the World’ public lecture series continues on Tuesday, March 8th at 5:30 p.m.. The talk, entitled “Environmental Ethics and Religion: Exploring the Human Relationship to Nature,” will be presented by Dr. Julia, Morgan, philosophy and religion instructor at KCC. This free event will be held in the cafeteria at the KCC Campus Center in Puhi.

Looking through the lenses of science, nature, and religion, Dr. Morgan will discuss environmental ethics from Hawaiian, Buddhist, Chinese and Christian perspectives, exploring the similarities and differences in how religions relate to nature. As a comparative philosopher and environmental ethicist, she examines cultural and religious traditions in the quest for a more sustainable relationship with the earth.

The “What in the World” lecture series is one of many collaborations between the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kaua‘i Community College. Both NTBG and KCC share a common goal of quality education to truly change lives. NTBG is a not-for-profit institution, headquartered in Kalāheo. KCC, which is part of the University of Hawai‘i system, operates a large campus in Līhu‘e.

For questions about accessibility, please contact Margaret Clark at (808) 332-7324 ext. 225 at least 10 days in advance.

For information on the institutions, visit their respective websites at www.ntbg.org and kauai.hawaii.edu