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June 2017

Ohio Chautauqua 2017: The Natural World — Burton

June 6 - June 10

The 2017 Ohio Chautauqua Troupe (l-r): Novelist Mary Shelley, primatologist Dian Fossey, President Theodore Roosevelt, physicist Marie Curie, and Shawnee leader Chief Cornstalk. | Photo: JanetAdamsPhoto.com Join Ohio Humanities for the 19th annual tour of Ohio Chautauqua! Step back in time and come face to face with history during Ohio Chautauqua 2017 as we explore The Natural World.  This summer, Ohio Chautauqua will travel to four historic communities: ☛ June 6-10: Burton ☚ June 13-17: Clifton…

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Ohio Chautauqua-Burton Adult Program: Dan Cutler

June 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Kent State Geauga, 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd.
Burton, OH 44021 United States
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Dan Cutler How the “Skin Trade” Changed Traditional Native Values Native peoples were eco-friendly out of necessity. Their values, developed over thousands of years, naturally weeded out unsustainable practices. Elders handed down the practices that they knew would sustain families through the generations. All of these practices were connected politically, economically, and socially, and were all tied together with deep beliefs in the power of nature and their connection to Mother Earth. When First Americans began…

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Ohio Chautauqua Burton Adult Program-Great Lakes Growers

June 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Great Lakes Growers, 15145 Kinsman Rd.
Burton, OH 44021 United States
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Tour: How Does Your Lettuce Grow?

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Susan Marie Frontczak as Marie Curie (BURTON)

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Century Village, 14653 E Park St,
Burton, OH 44021 United States
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Susan Marie Frontczak as Marie Curie Marie Skłodowska Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized French physicist and chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in both physics and chemistry for her pioneering research on radioactivity. Susan Marie Frontczak brings Madame Curie to life to share how this tenacious and brilliant scientist strove to understand the invisible force of nature we call radioactivity. Read more about Madame Curie here.

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Ohio Chautauqua Burton Adult Program Gene Worthington

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Middlefield Library, 16167 E. High St.
Middlefield, OH 44062 United States
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Gene Worthington Presidential Firsts Take a trip through history as you discover who was the first president to be born in a log cabin, the first to fly overseas, and who first officially called it the white house along, with many other informative and entertaining firsts of of our country's leaders.

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Ohio Chautauqua-Burton Adult Program: Susan Marie Frontczak

June 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - June 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Kent State Geauga, 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd.
Burton, OH 44021 United States
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Susan Marie Frontczak Marie Curie’s Legacy What happened after Marie Curie got her two Nobel Prizes? Did she make any other interesting discoveries? What did she find? How did this link to her daughter’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935? How did her shift from strict experimental work to managing a laboratory specifically promote women’s entry into science? What is happening today that can be directly traced to her guidance and vision?

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Dan Cutler as Chief Cornstalk (BURTON)

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Century Village, 14653 E Park St,
Burton, OH 44021 United States
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Dan Cutler as Cornstalk (Hokolesqua) Cornstalk (Shawnee: Hokoleskwa) (ca. 1720 – November 10, 1777) was a prominent leader of the Shawnee nation just prior to the American Revolution. Dan Cutler’s portrayal of Cornstalk reveals how Native American practices regarding the natural world changed in the face of European colonization.

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Ohio Chautauqua Burton Adult Program: Lydia Snyder

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Burton Public Library, 14588 West Park St.
Burton, OH 44021 United States
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 Guided Meditation in the Garden with the Japanese Shakuhachi Flute   Join Lydia Snyder, a KSU Masters student in Ethnomusicology, for suizen breathing meditation through the shakuhachi flute. "Be still, listen, and the flute will guide you."

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Ohio Chautauqua-Burton Adult Program: Dianne Moran

June 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Rd.
Russell, OH 44072 United States
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Dianne Moran Dian Fossey, Passionate Mountain Gorilla Researcher and Defender: The Darker Side of Wildlife Conservation Dian Fossey reached a scientific epiphany no other researcher had attained—the trust of the gorilla families she studied, furthering scientific knowledge of gorillas and humankind’s evolutionary origins. Dian’s passion as a researcher was altered as she abandoned her research to save them. A closer look at her life reveals a troubled person whose entire life was dedicated to mountain gorillas.

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Susan Marie Frontczak as Mary Shelley (BURTON)

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Century Village, 14653 E Park St,
Burton, OH 44021 United States
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Susan Marie Frontczak as Mary Shelley Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus(1818). Susan Marie Frontczak’s presentation will illuminate Shelley’s relationship with the natural world, which for her variously represented healing, romance, adventure, inspiration, adventure, terror, and solace.

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