Hope Jahren, PhD, Center for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo, will speak on Monday, October 23, 7:00–8:30pm at the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretm. Trees are the oldest, biggest, and most successful creatures in the world. Using energy from the sun, and carbon from the air, they have thrived on land for more than four hundred million years. Hear about the amazing and unique methods that plants around us use to establish, grow, flourish, and defend themselves. Learn how plants are much more than food, medicine, and wood — they form the living, striving foundation of Planet Earth.
Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist and the author of Lab Girl, her revelatory treatise on plant life and a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. Fee: Free Arboretum member, $20 nonmember. Member-only registration through October 15; open registration thereafter. Space is limited. Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.