Careers in Conservation 2018: Pathways to Work in Preservation of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Our 3rd annual Careers in Conservation conference took place on February 24th, from 10am to 3:30pm, in Boylston Hall.
9:30 – Registration Opens
10:00 – Welcome and Keynote Address
Prof. David Foster, Director of Harvard Forest; "From Science to Action and Back: Academia and Conservation Aligned."
11:00-11:45 – Workshops Session 1
11:50-12:35 – Workshops Session 2
12:35-1:35 – Networking Lunch
Lunch is graciously donated by Bon Me and JP Licks.
1:40-2:25 - Interdisciplinary Panel of Conservation Professionals: Preparing for a Conservation Career in a Challenging Political Environment
2:30-3:00 – Closing Remarks
Workshop Sessions and Speakers:
1. The Science of Conservation: Coral Reef Conservation in the Anthropocene; led by Aaron Hartmann, Hrdy Fellow in Conservation Biology at Harvard University
2. Environmental Law: Pathways and Perspectives; led by Harvard Environmental Law Society
3. Have Your Voice Heard! Engaging in Conservation and Environmental Advocacy Work; led by Kelsey Lamp, Environment America
4. Conservation Finance: An Innovative Approach to Conservation; led by Spencer Meyer, Highstead Foundation
5. It Takes a Village: How the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services "Does Conservation" in the Post Modern Era; led by Matt Poole, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Emily Norton, The Sierra Club
Paul Phifer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Emily Green, Conservation Law Foundation
Thank you to all our speakers and workshop leaders, to our CiC planning team, and to everyone who attended!
Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page here.
Stay tuned for our next Careers in Conservation conference and if you're interested in sponsoring the event or taking part in our networking lunch, please let us know!