National Sporting Library & Museum presenting “Perspectives on Teaming with Nature” symposium

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) in Middleburg is presenting a symposium called “Perspectives on Teaming with Nature” that features acclaimed leaders who are deeply engaged with the natural world in their respective fields: scientist and conservationist Thomas E. Lovejoy; art historian Eleanor Jones Harvey; conservationist and historic preservationist Gerald Adelmann; and artist, writer, naturalist and conservationist James Prosek. Trout aficionados know Prosek from his books on trout fishing and Izaak Walton. Participants will be able to learn how these leaders have creatively “teamed” with nature in art history, conservation, science, historic preservation and the visual arts. There also will be an opportunity to learn how to build broader awareness within one’s own community, especially in museums and educational settings. Museum educator Lisa Roberts and horticultural specialist Perry Mathewes will speak. Artist-naturalists Robin Hill, Meg Page and James Prosek will be available for conversation in the galleries showing their work.

The cost is $50.00 (NSLM members $35.00). To register, call 540-687-6542 ext. 10 or email Seating is limited.

For more details, including bios of the featured guests, visit the NSLM website,

The Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited is made up of representatives of the state’s 16 TU chapters.