Adam Welz at Penn State

Adam Welz at Penn State

October 26 and October 27
Various Times

Adam Welz is a South African writer, nature conservation consultant, photographer and filmmaker.

He's the author of The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown (Bloomsbury 2023), a groundbreaking book that explores the impacts of climate change on wild species and natural ecosystems.

Welz was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, and has lived, worked and travelled on six continents, including extended periods in the United States. He consults on conservation projects and is an experienced birder and keen all-round naturalist.

His writing focuses on wildlife, nature conservation and climate change, and has appeared in numerous publications worldwide including The Guardian, The Atlantic and Yale Environment 360.  He's directed, shot, researched and scripted a number of movies (mostly documentaries) and is seldom far from a stills camera or two. He lives in Cape Town with his wife, Sarah, and their rambunctious triplet daughters.


Thursday, 10/26

2-3pm              “The ethics of wildlife management and conservation” (room TBD)

3:15-4:15pm   Small group discussion/Q&A (grad students only): “Writing about nature and the environment” (room TBD)

Friday, 10/27

2-3pm              ME John Seminar: “The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown” (room TBD)