Highfield introduces “LOOKING UP” a new environmental science lecture series for Spring 2020!
Highfield Hall & Gardens proudly welcomes the Cape Cod community to gather for our new science lectures on topics that have us “looking up,” and learning about trees, birds, and the stars that surround us. Talks are suitable for people of ALL ages.
Please join Dr. Wayne S. Walker, Associate Scientist & Carbon Program Director at Woods Hole Research Center as he kicks off the series with Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Natural Solutions for a Changing Climate, an informative discussion on the earth’s changing climate and efforts we can make to slow the process. Dr. Walker will discuss the increasingly important relationship between global forests, the carbon they store, and crucial efforts we can all make to help mitigate climate change.
Dr. Walker is an ecologist and remote sensing specialist interested in applications of satellite imagery to the assessment and monitoring of temperate and tropical ecosystems at regional to global scales. His research focuses on measuring and mapping forest structural attributes, land cover/land use change and terrestrial carbon stocks in support of habitat management, ecosystem conservation and carbon-cycle science. He is committed to building institutional capacity in the tools and techniques used to measure and monitor forests, working in collaboration with governments, NGOs and indigenous communities across the tropics. Dr. Walker holds degrees in forest ecology (M.S.) and remote sensing (Ph.D.) from the University of Michigan.
Lectures are FREE for members & $5 for non-members.
Get involved in the conversation!
Register online today or call 508-495-1878 ext. 2
Complete Science Series:
Wednesday, April 8, 5 pm – 6 pm, The Dark Night Sky & Light Pollution, presented by Geoff McLean, NASA Solar System Ambassador & Lead Night Sky Ranger with The Last Green Valley.
Wednesday, April 22, 5 pm – 6 pm, Harbingers of Change: 50 Years and more of Bird Migration, presented by Trevor L. Lloyd-Evans, Senior Staff Biologist, Manomet–Leader in Environmental Research.
Wednesday, May 20, 5 pm – 6 pm, Insights from Novel Research Organisms: From Crustacean Limbs to the Beauty of Butterflies, presented by Nipam Patel, Ph.D., Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and a Professor at the University of Chicago.