ECOcentric Lecture Series: Otters in Our Waters

ECOcentric Lecture Series | Get out of your head and into nature!

Spreading ecological awareness, fostering environmental literacy, and inspiring activation.

Ecocentric is defined as having a serious concern for environmental issues. It is a mindset that values the entire environment and all life within rather than only what is useful to humans. In other words, it is a deliberate shift toward the balance that can be achieved when we make nature our center rather than ourselves.

The human experience is heightened when we nurture our fundamental relationship with the earth. As we navigate a rapidly changing world, fighting ecological unconsciousness will be paramount to our success and sustainability as a species. Join us in this series as we learn more
about the natural world and explore the actions we can all take at home to seek harmony with nature.

Through a variety of educational lectures and immersive field experiences with WCT staff and professionals, adults will gain a holistic foundation in four major conservation topics: birds and wildlife, regenerative farming, watersheds, and habitat stewardship. Students will gain a sense of ecological awareness and feel empowered to enact change in their own lives.


ECOcentric Lecture Series: Otters in Our Waters

The story of the resurgence of the North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) is one of the great success stories of modern wildlife conservation. Prior to 1900, degradation of water quality and habitat, human encroachment, and unregulated hunting led to an estimated 75 percent decline in North American otter populations.  Today, Pennsylvania enjoys healthy populations of the elusive otter in almost every major river system, thanks to focused reintroduction efforts and improved water quality. In this lecture we will explore otter populations, conservation, and their vital role in nature with Director of Watershed Protection Program, Lauren McGrath. 

Price: $10
Style: Lecture only (indoors)


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May 07 2024


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm




Rushton Conservation Center
915 Delchester Road, Newtown Square, PA


Willistown Conservation Trust