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Partner event: The Nat presents "State of Biodiversity: Keynote Address- Earth Optimism"

Thursday, April 1, 2021
9:00 am10:30 am

Join us for the first of four webinars that together compose this year’s State of Biodiversity Digital Symposium. Keynote speaker Dr. Nancy Knowlton believes it is more important than ever to maintain our optimism in the face of huge environmental challenges.

The earth is home to millions of different kinds of creatures whose futures, and ours, hinge on how we manage the planet over the next decade. Will we halt our destruction of nature and begin to restore it? Will we slow and reverse climate change? The task may seem hopeless, but around the world people are making a difference. In this talk, Nancy will share these efforts, which are sources of inspiration, wisdom and hope. Nancy is the author of Citizens of the Sea and the Sant Chair of Marine Science Emerita at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. Her research centers on the diversity and conservation of life in the ocean.

This is the first in a series of four 90-minutes webinars that compose this year’s State of Biodiversity Digital Symposium.


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