It takes staying power to grow and take a conservation idea to success. In this session, Bill Kurtis interviews iconic conservation leaders, including Denis Hayes, who started the first Earth Day celebration to a scientist from the Mars Advanced Research Institute who’s spent decades developing best practices in sustainable agriculture. Explore common threads and differences among these successful conservationists.
Moderator: Bill Kurtis, Kurtis Productions
Speakers: Denis Hayes, Bullitt Foundation, Founder of Earth Day; Dan Janzen, University of Pennsylvania, Winner of Crafoord & Kyoto Prizes; William Laurance, James Cook University; Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University; Howard-Yana Shapiro, Mars Advanced Research Institute; Robert Stanton, National Park Service (former director)
Micro Interviews: Bill Kurtis will interview Jennifer Nagashima, Smithsonian/Cornell and Michael Trizna, Smithsonian
Host, producer, news anchor; Voice of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me; Founder of Tallgrass Beef Company
Founder, Earth Day Network; CEO, Bullitt Foundation
Co-founder, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate at James Cook University in Cairns
Oregon State University, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for NOAA
Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow
Mars Advanced Research Institute Fellow
Former Director of the National Park Service
Founding Executive Director, Smithsonian Conservation Commons
Technical Lead, DNA Barcode of Wildlife Project, Smithsonian
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