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From the Trenches

April 23, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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

Speakers

Bill Kurtis

Bill Kurtis

Host, producer, news anchor; Voice of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me; Founder of Tallgrass Beef Company

Denis Hayes

Denis Hayes

Founder, Earth Day Network; CEO, Bullitt Foundation

Dan Janzen

Dan Janzen

Co-founder, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

William Laurance

William Laurance

Distinguished Research Professor and Australian Laureate at James Cook University in Cairns

Jane Lubchenco

Jane Lubchenco

Oregon State University, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for NOAA

Jennifer Nagashima

Jennifer Nagashima

Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow

Howard-Yana Shapiro

Howard-Yana Shapiro

Mars Advanced Research Institute Fellow

Robert Stanton

Robert Stanton

Former Director of the National Park Service

Ruth Anna Stolk

Ruth Anna Stolk

Founding Executive Director, Smithsonian Conservation Commons

Mike Trizna

Mike Trizna

Technical Lead, DNA Barcode of Wildlife Project, Smithsonian

To register as a student, use code EarthST.
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