Tent Symposium Schedule

Tent Symposium Program Schedule


10 a.m.–noon
Native Plant Nursery open
Gift Shop open
Guided walks by Arboretum docent naturalists
Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Artists in Dialogue with Landscape
Symposium installation by Howard and Mary McCoy

Noon–12:30 p.m.

12:30–12:45 p.m.
Dave Harp and Tom Horton

12:45–1:30 p.m.
The Resilient Environment – Dr. Sylvan Kaufman
Resilience in ecological terms refers to the ability of natural systems to recover from disturbances. This ability to recover depends on many factors, from the genetic and species diversity within a system to the frequency and intensities of the disturbances. Biodiversity matters in establishing resilient ecosystems, from the backyard to the biomes we live in. Climate change forces us to reassess traditional approaches to conservation and restoration and find new, more flexible approaches that can adapt to rapid changes.

1:30–1:45 p.m.
Dave Harp and Tom Horton

1:45–2 p.m.
Climate Change Maryland – Larissa Johnson
In partnership with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Maryland Department of the Environment has devised a statewide education and outreach campaign to improve participation in key greenhouse gas reduction strategies and support renewal of Maryland’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. This presentation will highlight the accomplishments of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan.

2–2:15 p.m.

2:15–2:30 p.m.
Dave Harp and Tom Horton

2:30–3:30 p.m.
The Impact of Climate Change on Gardening – Holly H. Shimizu
Climate change is real, and it is happening. How will we change our choices as gardeners in the way we use water, in our perceptions of what makes a beautiful garden, and in our acceptance of what is put before us? Opportunities for gardeners to play an important role in plant conservation as well as contribute to the health of our natural environment are enormous and can provide exciting ideas to create spaces of intense beauty that work with nature.

3:30–4 p.m.
Panel discussion

4–5 p.m.
Reception (cash bar)

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