Continuing a discussion on how we view nature through time, Jim McKusick, Dean of the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana, will present the "Poetics of Nature" in a free speech Thursday, July 18, at the Ravalli County Museum.

The presentation at 6 p.m. will examine the development of the concept of nature from ancient Green Mythology and philosophy through the advent of modern science and technology.

The talk is part of the Thursday evening speaker series at the Hamilton museum and is sponsored by Humanities Montana.

There is free admission to the museum Thursday, thanks to a donation in part by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.