Talk is on ‘Last Call at the Oasis’

INDIAN LAKE - Indian Lake Theater will host a lecture by local geologist, climate historian and Paul Smith’s College professor Curt Stager Saturday, May 11, starting at 3 p.m.

Stager’s presentation on regional consequences of climate change and the world-wide water crisis, held in conjunction with a screening of the documentary “Last Call at the Oasis,” is a part of the wider Hamilton County Reads Beyond Books program, which brings people from every community in the central Adirondacks together through literature, film, music and group discussion through a countywide book club model.

Copies of the documentary’s companion book have been available at county libraries for the past six weeks.

“We encourage everyone to read the book before Curt’s lecture and the documentary; it’s an anthology of interesting essays on the topic of water conservation and stewardship,” says ILT Director Danielle Shaw. “This is an epic documentary on the global scale and we’re glad Curt’s going to be speaking about what the implications are locally and regionally. In other words, how to think global and act local.”

Stager is the author of “Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth” and co-host of Natural Selections, a weekly science program on North Country Public Radio.

Tickets are $5. Hamilton County Reads is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Hamilton County Decentralization Program and the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation.