The Harvard Forest will host a public event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday October 20, 2018, to explore species loss and encourage community action. A panel discussion and Q&A by experts on invasive species and human decision-making will augment guided tours of Hemlock Hospice, a field-based sculpture installation created by Harvard Forest Fellow David Buckley Borden. The new Hemlock Hospice documentary film will also premiere.
Doors will open for the Oct. 20 event at 10:00 a.m., and the first guided tour of Hemlock Hospice sculpture exhibition will begin at 10:15 a.m.
In a speaker program beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the Fisher Museum, scientists Dave Orwig, Laura Meyerson, and Valerie Pasquarella from Harvard Forest, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, respectively, will discuss the ecosystems we’re losing due to invasive species in New England, the impacts this loss has on our landscape and human well-being, the changes we can expect to see in Central Massachusetts, and the range of actions community members can take.
The panel discussion will be followed by the premiere of a new documentary film by Faizal Westcott, Devin Chaganis, Casey Keenan, David Buckley Borden, and Aaron Ellison, about hemlock loss in New England and the Hemlock Hospice exhibition. The film screening will be followed by a second guided tour of the art exhibition from 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Hemlock Hospice exhibit will remain on view at the Harvard Forest through November 18, 2018.
More event details available here.