The heroes of American history include many who helped shape the world we live in today, but are often overlooked – the environmental visionaries and advocates who saved nature from relentless destruction. This talk will share some of their stories and discuss how, together, they preserved what is left from the Garden of Eden. Presented by historian and conservationist Steven Lewis. At the Center at Pomfret, 218 Day Rd. Fee: Free to CAS members; $7 non-members.