Science Talks Lecture Series

Register now for cookies, conversation, and conservation in this series presented by The Nature Conservancy of Michigan.
Admission is not required; however, capacity is limited and reservations are recommended. 

Two Paths to 2050

March 19, 2020  |  6:30 - 7:30 PM
Forest Classroom at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens

The Nature Conservancy asks the tough question: Is it too late or is a sustainable world possible? Hear from Dr. Patrick Doran, The Nature Conservancy’s Associate State Director in Michigan, about a recent study that set out to answer a model of two paths to 2050: ‘business as usual’ or sustainability. The difference is stark, but if we make the right choices on food and energy production, a brighter future is possible.

Soil Health Heroes in the Saginaw Valley

April 16, 2020 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Forest Classroom at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens

Join Mary Fales, of the Nature Conservancy, to learn more about local Saginaw Valley farmers who work hard to protect water quality and soil health. With nearly half of Michigan's largest watershed in agricultural production, keeping soil and nutrients on the land and out of area waterways is not only vital to the people and species that live here, but to our boating, fishing, and tourism industries.