Topics of interest to Seton explored by the author of this site
In the first two volumes of Lives of Game Animals, Seton repeatedly returns to the theme of wildlife conservation, calling for preservation while at the same time doubting that his efforts can be successful. In the third volume, his strikingly gloomy essay “The...read more
On Sunday, August 14th, the Academy for the Love of Learning will mark the 156th birthday of Ernest Thompson Seton with a new art exhibition and a documentary film. In a highlight of his extraordinary life as an artist, writer, and scientist, Seton led a daring...read more
Annual Ernest Thompson Seton Birthday Celebration at Academy for the Love of Learning Seton Birthday Reception & Gallery Opening and Lecture with Julie A. Seton, Ph.D. Huge Persona in a Tiny Package: Julia M. Seton, My Grandmother Date: Friday, August 14, 2015...read more
The ever-changing Seton Gallery is now showing additional ETS works in open storage display drawers. Museums generally have more stuff than can be shown on the walls. The rest goes into storage. The solution: store artwork where it can be seen by the public. Adjoining...read more
The Seton Gallery at the Academy for the Love of Learning is officially open twice a month (second and fourth Wednesdays), but really is open any time I am there – a day or so every week and by appointment. Free admission. Late last month Japanese scholar of American...read more
The following photographs were taken on August 14 (Ernest Thompson Seton's 154th birthday) in and around the campus of the Academy for the Love of Learning. (David L. Witt)read more
An article from a British Columbia newspaper, the Gulf Islands Driftwood, September 18, 1991, subtitled, “Sociologist’s report credits nature-based movement,” validates Seton’s original purpose in creating his movement. The first Woodcraft camp took place in March...read more
This years display of Glandularia bipinnatifida - Dakota vervain - added wonderful color to the Castle. It is one of several plant species attracting insects and birds to the Academy for the Love of Learning campus this summer. Birds and bird lovers are invited to...read more
Periodically I make presentations on various aspects of Seton’s life and work at the Academy for the Love Of learning. The next one, with co-facilitator Molly Sturges, “Learning from Crisis: How Do We Meet This Ecological Emergency Together?” takes place on...read more
After going to much effort to support Edgar M. Robinson (an executive with the YMCA) in the formation of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) during the summer of 1910, Ernest Thompson Seton soon found himself in conflict with BSA management. I have given an account of the...read more
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