Celebrate the contributions that women have made to the natural world through conservation work, science, advocacy, and education during this month-long series at The Morton Arboretum in honor of Women’s History Month. Though historically underrepresented in environmental fields, women—past and present, and from a diversity of backgrounds—have overcome barriers to pursue their passions and leave a lasting legacy for the natural world and the women following in their footsteps.
Join us in observance of Women’s History Month as guest speakers share about their work on behalf of nature, stories of the women that inspired them, and the path forward for the women who are poised to follow in their footsteps.
Attend the talks in this series in person at the Arboretum, or join virtually on Zoom.
Living Witnesses: Black Narratives of Resilience and Trees, presented by Colah B Tawkin
Explore the intricate ways in which Black individuals and trees are connected.
Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Global Effort to Conserve Endangered Trees, presented by Silvia Alvarez-Clare
Find out how a scientist and National Geographic Explorer is leading global efforts to conserve endangered trees.
Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Listening to Rainforest Communities for Planetary Healing, presented by Dr. Kinari Webb
Find out how community-centered work is restoring hope for rainforests and locals alike.
Thursday, March 14, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.