Can Gardens Save the World? Preserving our Natural and Cultural Heritage
June 27, 2016 @ 11:30 pm
June 28, 2016 @ 1:00 am
Royal Automobile Club
International Location: London
We are pleased to welcome Dr Christopher Dunn, Director of Cornell Plantations, a role he assumed in April 2014.
Just as Cornell University educates students for global citizenship, Cornell Plantations aspires to be a worldwide leader among public gardens and conservation organizations. We live and work in an increasingly diverse global society, and it is more important than ever that we recognize our interdependence with the natural world. Preserving our world’s biological diversity is essential to our future health, food and economic security, and critically, to preserving human cultural diversity. Join us for a lively conversation as Christopher describes the important work that Plantations and other public gardens are doing to save plants and the planet.
RSVP required – please email Natalie @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about Christopher: he also is an adjunct associate professor in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section) and a faculty fellow in the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Previously, as director of the Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, he helped revitalize a 193-acre tropical rainforest and botanical garden with a $3 million renovation project and established an ecology research center committed to preserving the biological and cultural diversity of the Pacific region. Earlier, as executive director of research at the Chicago Botanic Garden, he developed a seed bank and conservation program in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and a graduate program in plant conservation at Northwestern University.