Questions for a Resilient Future, Charleston
February 19, 2016 · Friday, 5:30 - 7:00PM
The American Theatre - Charleston, SC
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Join the Center for Humans and Nature and the South Carolina Aquarium for an evening of fascinating dialogue exploring the question:
How can zoos and aquariums foster cultures of care and conservation?
Every year an estimated one tenth of the world’s population passes through the gates of zoos and aquariums. How might these visitors take a fresh look at today's conservation challenges and opportunities as a result of their visit? This event, part of our 2016 Questions for a Resilient Future series, will explore the fundamental question of what zoos and aquariums can be and ought to be if they are to foster cultures of conservation.
Introductory remarks by:
Courtenay Speir, Director of Advancement, South Carolina Aquarium
Ceara Donnelley, Vice Chair, Center for Humans and Nature
Scott Corwon, Founder, IMPACTS Research
Presentations by Center for Humans and Nature Contributors:
Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, is called 'Her Deepness' by the New Yorker and the New York Times, 'Living Legend' by the Library of Congress, and 'First Hero for the Planet' by Time Magazine. Dr. Earle is an oceanographer, former Chief Scientist of NOAA, and Founder of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (S.E.A.) / Mission Blue.
Jeanne Gang, architect and MacArthur Fellow, is the founding principal of Studio Gang. Internationally recognized for her innovative use of materials and environmentally sensitive approach, Jeanne has produced some of today’s most compelling architecture, including the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park on the Chicago River, the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Aqua Tower.
Roundtable discussion with:
Jeffrey P. Bonner, PhD, Dana Brown President & CEO, Saint Louis Zoo
Kevin Mills, President and CEO, South Carolina Aquarium
Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Alejandro Grajal, (moderator) Sr. Vice-President for Conservation and Education, Chicago Zoological Society.
A partnership of the Center for Humans and Nature and the South Carolina Aquarium.