In talking with Three Rivers folks who are reading the book entitled In Search of The Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist. A Cypress, and A Changing World by Lauren E. Oakes, it has been great fun discussing the book and the issues that are explored in the story. one
One Book, One Town was suggested by Christy Brigham, Three Rivers resident and Chief of Resources Management and Science at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The book tells about ecologist Lauren Oakes and her research into the effects of climate change on Alaska’s forests.
The reading program includes a series of events and discussions culminating in the grand finale when the author will be in Three Rivers to discuss her book. That program will be held at the McDowall Auditorium at Three Rivers School on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. one
Forty-five free copies of the book were made available as well as several that can be checked out of the Three Rivers Library. Just because you are late with your homework and haven’t read the book, feel free to attend the programs and be a part of the discussion.
Lynne Firpo, membership coordinator for Sequoia Parks Conservancy, was one of the discussion leaders and said the feedback she has received has been all positive. Among the many benefits of participating is the feeling of community unity during discussions of issues that affect everyone. one book one town
“It’s not difficult to see the effects of climate change in Three Rivers,” Firpo said. “Just look around.”