New lectures will be announced for the upcoming season as soon as possible.
Astronomy, God and the Search for Elegance
November 18, 2015 - On September 18, Br. Guy was appointed director of the Vatican Observatory by Pope Francis. As part of its 90th Anniversary celebration, Manresa coordinated with the Cranbrook Institute of Science for Br. Guy to present his talk entitled “Astronomy, God and the Search for Elegance.”
Saving the Kirtland’s Warbler
May 5, 2016 - Dr. Dave Ewert - Hear the inspiring story of bringing North America's rarest songbird back from the brink of extinction, how it's being protected now, and what makes the Kirtland's warbler unique.
Burn Baby Burn!
April 7, 2016 - Rodolfo Villegas - Learn about the natural role and history of fire in our environment and how reintroducing fire to certain landscapes can benefit both nature and people.
The Nature of Cities
March 3, 2016 - A lecture by Dr. Patrick Doran, Associate State Director of The Nature Conservancy. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the world's population will live in cities. How can nature help build resilient urban communities around the world and right here in Detroit?