Discovering and Protecting the Web of Life in a Crowded World
- Event – Free lecture
Don't miss this enlightening talk about Canadian biodiversity by noted University of Ottawa professor Jeremy Kerr, Ph.D.
The diversity of life on Earth is extraordinary, providing irreplaceable inspiration for cultures, creativity and recreation. Yet, human activities imperil so many species that the world has entered a new age of extinctions not seen since the demise of the dinosaurs. At first glance, the future seems gloomy. But efforts in Canada and globally are changing the way we value and protect biodiversity against rising threats, like climate change. And engaging citizens in the protection of the natural world gives everyone a personal stake in conservation success. This discussion will talk about the science, strategies and progress toward protecting the web of life, which is critical to all our futures.
(The museum will be partially open after regular museum hours for only this event).
- Light refreshments provided
- Cash bar.
Kerr's appearance is related to the science symposium that is being held the next day at the museum: Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future. More information.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
7 pm – 8 pm: The talk
8 pm – 9 pm: Networking reception