From Sea to Shining Sea: Cross-Continent Ecosystem Comparisons

From Sea to Shining Sea: Cross-Continent Ecosystem Comparisons

From Sea to Shining Sea: Cross-Continent Ecosystem Comparisons

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When
Oct 20, 2021 from 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM
Where
Anywhere you want!
Instructor
Institute staff
Class Tuition
$15.00
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Virtual programming has really enabled us to expand our sense of place. People are tuning in from further afield, and our persectives on our home region are informed by considering other distant ecosystems. Thanks to a fellow environmental educator on the other side of our continent, we have an opportunity to consider an ecosystem on the Atlantic coast with some intriguing similarities!

Join Dr. Sarah Bois, Director of Research and Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation based on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts for a discussion about the similarities and differences in habitats, ecology, and land use between our two coasts.

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We’ll explore our cross-continent similarities starting with the geologic history that defines both regions and on through current land ownership and the challenges each region faces. Sarah will use her experiences in conservation on both coasts to look at invasive species, coastal grassland management and rare species conservation comparing and contrasting the two regions.

We’ll highlight what we can learn from each other both in terms of successes and areas in need of improvement. We hope for open discussion and participation from both coasts.