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Environment / Nature - Lecture/Discussion
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School|
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UU Church of Worcester
90 Holden Street
Worcester, MA 01606
|Description:||Please join Greater Worcester Humanists for our February 13 meeting. In honor of Charles Darwin's birthday (Feb 12 1809), our speaker will be Andy Finton, Conservation Director for Climates and Lands at the Nature Conservancy.
We will have cake for Darwin's birthday! You are welcome to arrive and mingle around 6:30 PM. We will begin the formal meeting at 7 PM.
Plants and animals, and people, will need a resilient landscape to survive, and thrive, in a changing climate. The Nature Conservancys approach includes identifying resilient and connected landscapes that will allow plants and animals to move and adapt in response to changes in temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather events. Protecting and restoring these areas can reduce risks and provide benefits to people too, by absorbing and storing Carbon from the atmosphere, providing clean drinking water, storing flood waters, and cleaning and cooling our air. These landscapes also provide recreation, quality of life, and economic benefits. Andy will discuss some of The Nature Conservancys science that informs decisions a local, regional, and global scales; and give some examples of our work close to home.
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Created: February 6, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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