Dr. Bill Faber will present a free Cultural Thursday program about Sweden at noon May 1 in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
Faber, an instructor of natural resources at CLC, lived in Sweden while researching moose and other wildlife. He has earned two degrees - a master's and a doctorate from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
"Sweden is a place near and dear to my heart, having spent nearly 13 years of my adult life there," he said. He is fluent in the Swedish language.
Faber, who also has traveled extensively in Norway and has many friends there, will be giving an overview of life in Sweden, its culture and social dimension, with emphasis on its work with moose and wildlife. He has an extensive global commitment to natural resources, having traveled to 30 nations primarily for wildlife ecology-related work.
Faber is past president of the Minnesota chapter of The Wildlife Society. He also has taught at St. Cloud State University, where he received a bachelor of elective studies degree in biology with an emphasis in wildlife biology.
He also is an advocate for legislation to protect wildlife and confront global warming. Last year, the National Wildlife Federation sponsored his trip to meet with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., as part of NWF Hunter-Angler Lobby Days.
Cultural Thursday is sponsored by the Resource Center of the Americas, based at CLC. Anyone interested in presenting a program or obtaining information should call Jan Kurtz at (218) 855-8183 or (800) 933-0346, extension 8183, or e-mail email@example.com.
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