Event Details

Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Cornell Club of Eastern Florida –Can Gardens Save the World? Preserving our Natural and Cultural Heritage

Presented by Dr. Christopher Dunn,
The Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Plantations

10 AM, Saturday, March 12

Green Cay Nature Center
12800 Hagen Ranch Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Just as Cornell University strives to educate 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.  The loss or preservation of biodiversity will impact our future health, food and economic security, and 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.  

Dr. Christopher Dunn became the director of Cornell Plantations in April 2014.  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.

Green Cay docents will provide tours of the Green Cay wetlands after Dr. Dunn’s presentation.

The general public is invited and most welcome to attend this Cornell Club of Eastern Florida event.  There is no charge for this event.

Contact Chas Hunt, clh38@cornell.edu, 561-739-3171, for further details.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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