Four Part Series at the NY Academy of Sciences on Nature & Society

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REPOST from the New York Academy of Sciences announcement of a four part series on conservation and urban life coming this January.





DISCOURSES ON NATURE AND SOCIETY   

In this four-part series, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Nature Conservancy explore the relationship between conservation and our increasingly urban existence.
For more information about the events listed here and to register with discounts, visit www.nyas.org/NatureAndSociety.

 
Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Energy for the Next 20 Years: Protecting the Environment and Meeting Our Demands
How can Earth possibly meet its growing energy demands without destroying the environment? Experts on wind, nuclear, hydropower and other energy forms debate the most promising paths forward. The first installment of our four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Creating the Next Conservation Movement—Or Do We Even Need One?
How can we build a new U.S. conservation and environmental movement to meet the challenges of the new century...or is the desire to mainstream environmentalism just a symptom of the problem? The second installment of our four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.
Monday, April 16, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Nature and the City: What Good is Urban Conservation?
There's a new energy across the United States about recapturing nature in cities, but can these efforts rebuild biodiversity? Leading scientists, authors, and urban conservationists discuss the science behind and promise for today’s urban conservation efforts. The third installment of our four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Beyond Ideology: How Should We Feed Ourselves if We Care About Nature?
Faced with ever-increasing population and ever-decreasing food systems, five scientists discuss the challenges and potential solutions that could feed the people and protect nature. The fourth installment of our four-part series Discourses on Nature and Society.

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