The Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities is calling for papers and creative submissions for the North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community, set for Feb. 19-21 at the University of Nevada, Reno. Those whose work is selected will get the chance to join artists, scientists, ranchers and outdoor enthusiasts in workshops and panels. Speakers include naturalist and writer Barry Lopez and anthropologist Keith Basso. Scott Slovic, the center's director, hopes the gathering will give people who don't usually have a public forum a place to present their ideas. For example, he says, Native American farmers will be on hand to discuss sustainable farming.

Contact Slovic at the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities/098, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV 89557 (702/784-8015); e-mail: