Biodiversity Days


NatureServe will be holding events during the E.O. Wilson Foundation's upcoming "Biodiversity Days", March 1- 3 at the NatureServe Durham Office, the Carolina Theatre and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. This year’s theme is “Half-Earth.” Biodiversity Days are focused on cultivating awareness and promoting understanding as a key foundation for engagement, action and inspired care of our planet. Half-Earth is E.O. Wilson’s call to save half the Earth for the rest of life. Join the Half-Earth Project program partners and Half-Earth Council at The Carolina Theater and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University for two full days of public lectures, roundtable discussions, and film screenings about how the Half-Earth Project will bring this grand vision and important goal to life.

NatureServe Highlights:

Wednesday, March 1, 5:00-7:30 - NatureServe Durham Office, 601A Foster St. (corner of Foster St. and Corporation St., just a few blocks north of the aloft hotel), Durham, NC, 27701 Kick off Biodiversity Days with an evening of good cheer among biodiversity champions! Come meet NatureServe’s new President & CEO, Dr. Gregory A. Miller, and join the conversation.

Thursday, March 2, 11:00 am - Gregory A. Miller (NatureServe) ‘Initiating the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems in the Americas – Preliminary Findings for Temperate North America’ Key

Note Event:

Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm – E.O. Wilson, The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity: “Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World” with panel discussants Thomas Lovejoy (George Mason University), John Seager (Population Connection), and Louie Psihoyos (Oceanic Preservation Society) and joined by singer, Paul Simon, for a special appearance and announcement (The Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC)

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