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A botanic garden not only stewards natural beauty—it’s a living museum and an outdoor classroom. Join fellow Cornellians in America’s garden capital for a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Morris Arboretum!

We’ll hear from Christopher Dunn, the Elizabeth Newman Wilds Executive Director of Cornell Botanic Gardens, for his presentation on “Horticultural Diplomacy”. Learn how Cornell’s campaign to “do the greatest good” will allow us to connect plants and peoples for a world of beauty, diversity, and hope. Join us for an expert overview of Cornell Botanic Gardens and stay for lunch with your local Cornell community and tours of Morris Arboretum.  

Hosted by:
The Northeast Corridor Office of Alumni Affairs and the Cornell Club of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Event Details
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Time: 11:00–2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Morris Arboretum100 E Northwestern Ave, Flourtown, PA 19031
Cost: $30 per person, $25 for young alumni and Cornell Botanic Gardens members*
*Ticket includes the talk, lunch, and garden tour
11:00 a.m. – “Horticultural Diplomacy” talk by Christopher Dunn
12:00 p.m. – Group 1 Lunch, Group 2 Arboretum Tour
1:00 p.m. – Group 2 Lunch, Group 1 Arboretum Tour

About the Speaker
Christopher Dunn is The Elizabeth Newman Wilds Executive Director of Cornell Botanic Gardens. He is also adjunct professor of horticulture and a faculty fellow in the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, and serves on Provost’s Global Migrations Task Force, the Provost’s Public Engagement Council, and the Sustainable Cornell Council. He also serves on the boards of several organizations that work to preserve the world’s biological, cultural, and language diversity.

Dr. Dunn is a botanist and conservation ecologist who has considerable experience studying the relationships between peoples and place, and human impacts on the landscape, with a focus on the relationship between biological diversity and human cultural and language diversity.   

Prior to coming to Cornell, Dr. Dunn was Director of the Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaii.  He previously served as Executive Director for Research at the Chicago Botanic Garden and as Director of Research at The Morton Arboretum.

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