Adult Education

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a community resource for education, offering a variety of learning opportunities including lectures, classes, workshops, and tours of our living collections and historical landscape. Join us as we explore the biology and horticulture of woody plants, and delve into topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.

Featured Programs

Director's Lecture Series

Camille Parmesan with Net

Responses to Anthropogenic Climate Change: Predicting the Future Requires Knowing the Past

Camille Parmesan, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University, UK, and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

1 Session: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00–8:30pm

Camille Parmesan’s work focuses on the impacts of climate change on wildlife, from field studies of American and European butterflies to synthetic analyses of global impacts on a broad range of species on land and in the oceans. She has participated in US and international assessments of climate change impacts and provided formal testimonies for the US House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, and the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee. Camille has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which in 2007 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Free. Members only. Registration required as seating is limited.
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