Whether it’s pulling up water chestnuts in the Hudson River, or searching out vernal pools—citizens can play a vital role in scientific research.
Leading fisheries scientist and marine biologist Ray Hilborn shares his controversial insights about the future of our fisheries.
Should drinking water be accessible as a human right or is it a commodity?
Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, discusses how climate change is manifesting itself in our national parks.
Harvard botanist Dr. Peter Del Tredici discusses how northeastern forests are being shaped by urbanization, invasive species, acid rain, and climate change.
Writer and food activist Janisse Ray talks about the loss of heirloom seeds and the role that individuals can play in preserving agricultural diversity.
Cary Institute’s Gary Lovett discusses how several invasive species are ravaging regional forests.
John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, discusses the role birds play in fostering the conservation of biodiversity.
Dave Strayer, a freshwater ecologist at the Cary Institute,discusses the organization’s Hudson River Research Program, the river’s environmental recovery, and challenges that need to be met.
Jupp Kerckerinck, conservationist and President of the Shark Research Institute, delivers a presentation about the dramatic decline of sharks and the role they play in the ocean ecosystem.
David Owen, a writer for the New Yorker, talks about his book The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse.
Dr. Gene E. Likens, Founding Director of the Cary Institute and co-discoverer of acid rain in North America discusses the science behind acid rain and the policies needed to stop it from falling.
Frances Moore Lappé, a pioneer of the sustainable food movement and the author of more than 18 books, including the classic Diet for a Small Planet, presents her latest book.
A lecture by Duke’s Orrin Pilkey and environmental artist Mary Edna Fraser. Fraser discusses her batiks, which are used to illustrate the threatened ecosystems in Pilkey’s book, Global Climate Change: A Primer.
Award-winning author, illustrator, and filmmaker Lynne Cherry explores how books and videos can inspire youth to engage in conservation and citizen-science.
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