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Nature’s Beauty, Tuesday, November 24th, 11:45am – 1:00pm, Trailside Senior Center at 4700 Dublin Ave, Midland.

Hidden Miracles of the Natural World – We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye.  To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.  At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

The Magic of the Amazon:  A River That Flows Invisibly All Around Us – The Amazon River is like a heart, pumping water from the seas through it, and up into the atmosphere through 600 billion trees, which act like lungs.  Clouds form, rain falls and the forest thrive.  In a lyrical talk, Antonio Donato Nobre talks us through the interconnected systems of this region, and how they provide environmental services to the entire world.

Call ahead to reserve your spot and register for lunch at 633-3700.