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David FitzSimmons – Drones and Doves: Uses, Ethics, & Protections
November 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Service – 10:30 a.m.
Speaker – David FitzSimmons
Leader – Jen Gibson
Title – “Drones and Doves: Uses, Ethics, & Protections”
Description – Drones are becoming more and more present in our lives. We take a pilot’s view from ground level to 400 feet (and beyond). What is a drone? How can they be useful? What are the dangers? What does the future hold? The challenge: How can we responsibly utilize drones, considering everything from hobbyists and law enforcement to industry and warfare? David will illustrate the talk with his photographs from recent local flights.
Bio – David FitzSimmons is an award-winning photographer and writer. His 20+ children’s books have sold over 200,000 copies and have received more than a dozen national book awards, including the IBPA’s best first picture book (2012) and best picture book (2016). His books include Curious Critters, Curious Critters Volume Two, Curious Critters Marine, Curious Critters Birds, state-focus Curious Critters books (California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia), Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools, Salamander Dance, and Wakem the Rooster: Up All Night. David’s magazine credits include Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, and Shutterbug, among others.
An educator for twenty years, David worked first as high school English teacher and then as a university professor, having instructed at Ashland University, Ohio State University, and Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State, with a specialty in narrative theory—investigating the components of storytelling—something that influences his photography and writing.
Regularly visiting schools, David helps connect children with nature through writing and photography. He is an active leader in the Children & Nature movement.
David presents seminars and workshops to a wide variety of audiences, from public school, college, and university classes to photography groups, nature clubs, and civic organizations. His works have been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson
Institute, the National Center for Nature Photography, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, and the Telluride Photo Festival.
To learn more about David and his award-winning picture books, visit http://www.curious-critters.com
*Mask are requested in the building*
Coffee and Water available after the service downstairs.
Full Fellowship not available at this time.