Between Earth and Sky

Jun 26, 2015

Whether you are sitting at your desk, in the kitchen, or walking down the street, you’re likely near something that came from a tree. But biologist and world-renowned tree expert Nalini Nadkarni says that our relationship with trees goes much deeper than the resources they provide. From spirituality and recreation to medicine and the arts, trees play many roles in our lives. Friday, Nadkarni joins Doug to discuss what trees can teach us about our place in the world. (Rebroadcast)

Dr. Nalini Nadkarni teaches biology at the University of Utah. She also works with the University's Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME). Her book is called Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Tree [Indiebound|Amazon]

Watch our VideoWest short film "Climbing a Tree." It was a partnership with Utah filmmaker Nate Balli, and features Nalini Nadkarni

Climbing a Tree from KUER's VideoWest/RadioWest on Vimeo.