Trees, Science, You and the Future

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Neilson Library Browsing Room

Trees, Science, You and the Future presented by Lea Sloan, Vice President for Communications, American Forests

Thursday, April 21, 4:15 in the Neilson Library Browsing Room.

Science continues to gather compelling evidence of how physical and emotional health are essentially connected to trees and forests in ways that were likely more obvious to our ancestors. We’ll discuss those findings, and opportunities for you to get involved, and to change the way city planners, the health industry, developers, politicians and educators shape our future.

An outstanding speaker and excellent role model for young women, Lea is the American Forests Vice President for Communications. She was a past Vice President for Communications for NPR and also a Boston Globe reporter. Her unabashed love of trees pointed her in the direction of a new career with American Forests, the oldest national conservation organization in the USA. It was established in 1875 (same year as Smith College) and played an important role in pushing the formation of the US Forest Service. As one of its missions, American Forests is the keeper of the National Register of Big Trees.


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