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#6 Going Outside with Author Ruby McConnell!

#6 Going Outside with Author Ruby McConnell!

Join us for a fun discussion with Oregon author Ruby McConnell, an outdoor enthusiast and explorer. After finding the world of geology to be a very male-dominated field, Ruby set out to show what she could do and also led her to write a book for women teaching them the skills they needed to get outside and explore the natural world.

You will hear:

  • How Ruby became interested in geology and exploring the world outside

  • How Ruby positioned her book to be different from all of the male-oriented books in the genre

  • The pandemic and how it changed people’s relationship with nature

  • The history and politics behind Oregon’s contributions to the USA

  • And more!

More about Ruby:  

Ruby McConnell is a writer, geologist, and adventuress whose work focuses on nature, the environment, and the relationship between landscape and the human experience. Her experiences as a researcher, activist, and explorer in the wildlands of the western United States led her to writeA Woman’s Guide to the Wild- the definitive outdoor guide for anyone who identifies as, or loves, women (or just wants to learn how to read a map).

Ruby believes that positive outdoor experiences are the key to healthy living and protecting the environment and is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent all kinds of people from being outside. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Grain Literary Journal, Oregon Humanities Magazine, and Mother Earth News and was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in 2016. She is almost always in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, but you can find her online  @RubyGoneWild.


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