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Crooked Chronicles: Century of River Cleanup in Cuyahoga Valley Fri. March 1st, 2019
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
at Happy Days Lodge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 500 West Streetsboro Road, Boston Heights, OH 44262
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How was the Cuyahoga River transformed from a health hazard to the centerpiece of a national park? A panel of experts piece together the 100-year story within Cuyahoga Valley using historic photos, archival documents, and personal memories. Come join the discussion.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with drop-in tables about current environmental projects.

This event is sponsored by XTINGUISH, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, West Creek Conservancy, Ohio Humanities and League of Women Voters of the Akron Area.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Spectacular American Desert Mon. March 4th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Beachwood Branch, 5501 Shaker Boulevard Beachwood, OH, 44122
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See the source imageTravel with Gale Franko and professional artist and photographer, Alan Studt as they take you on an incredible, and sometimes unpredictable, tour of the wild and vibrant Mojave Desert.

This event is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

Film Screening: Freeway City  Sat. March 9th, 2019
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
at Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, 525 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
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Common Cleveland folklore points to the east side as disadvantaged due to a lack of convenient freeway access. But would shaving a few minutes from the daily commute be worth the cost of the Cedar Lee and Larchmere districts, Buckeye neighborhoods, historic homes, and the beloved Shaker Lakes? Re-visit the dramatic defeat of the east side freeways in the 1960’s as Mayor Carl Stokes struggled to govern a hollowing-out city and a fierce grassroots campaign to preserve the Shaker Lakes. A discussion with the film’s director will follow the screening.

This event is sponsored by Cleveland Public Library and is free and open to the public.

Landscapes in Miniature at the Barrens Sun. March 10th, 2019
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106
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Instructors: Stanley Stine and Garrett Ormiston

The moss-covered sands of our North Kingsville Sand Barrens are landscapes in miniature. Join us for a closer look at these microhabitats, as we walk through the sand plains and forests of the Barrens. If snow is persistent, we will focus on winter tree ID and other nature observations.

This event is sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Butterflies and Moths Mon. March 11th, 2019
11:30 am-1:00 pm
at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Solon Branch, 34125 Portz Parkway, Solon, OH, 44139
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Join Judy Semroc, Naturalist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History for beautiful colors, gardening tips and interesting natural history information about the butterflies and moths that can be found in Ohio. Their benefits, from pollination to animal food sources, will encourage you to invite them into your yards and gardens!

This event is co-sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

 

Spectacular American Desert Tue. March 12th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
at Cuyahoga County Public Library. Middleburg Heights Branch, 16699 Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, OH, 44130
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See the source imageTravel with Gale Franko and professional artist and photographer, Alan Studt as they take you on an incredible, and sometimes unpredictable, tour of the wild and vibrant Mojave Desert.

This event is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

Butterflies and Moths Thu. March 14th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma Branch, 6996 Powers Boulevard, Parma, OH, 44129
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Join Judy Semroc, Naturalist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History for gardening tips and interesting natural history information about the butterflies and moths that can be found in Ohio.

Join Judy Semroc, Naturalist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History for beautiful colors, gardening tips and interesting natural history information about the butterflies and moths that can be found in Ohio. Their benefits, from pollination to animal food sources, will encourage you to invite them into your yards and gardens!

This event is co-sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Introduction to Permaculture Thu. March 14th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Orange Branch, 31975 Chagrin Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH, 44124
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Image result for permaculture imagePermaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Learn how you can start to apply permaculture practices to your own garden.

Presenter: Jeff Mulbach

This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

Biocene: Beyond Evolution Fri. March 15th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106
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This lecture is presented by Dr. Vikram Shyam, Principal Investigator, PeTaL/Nature-inspired Design, NASA Glenn Research Center.

Humans have used nature and emulated biology throughout our history. We look at the evolution of bionic design and the future it may forge. This future will mark the dawn of synthetic life, living machines, nature-inspired artificial intelligence and the emergence of humans as a solar system species, a species that figured out how to live sustainably and overcome the enormous challenges it faced. PeTaL, The Periodic Table of Life, is an attempt to usher in this future by using AI to systematically learn from nature and architect sustainable solutions to human problems.

50th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire Staged Reading Sat. March 16th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
at Student Center Ballroom, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44115
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Join Lit Cleveland for the third-annual staged reading at the Cleveland Humanities Festival! On the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire, professional actors will perform original work by Cleveland writers addressing the infamous fire, climate change, and other topics related to nature and the environment. The performance will last about one hour, and a reception with the actors and writers will follow.

This event is co-sponsored by Literary Cleveland, Cleveland State University and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and is free and open to the public.

This event is free and open to the public.

50th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire Staged Reading Sun. March 17th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
at Student Center Ballroom, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44115
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Join Lit Cleveland for the third-annual staged reading at the Cleveland Humanities Festival! On the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire, professional actors will perform original work by Cleveland writers addressing the infamous fire, climate change, and other topics related to nature and the environment. The performance will last about one hour, and a reception with the actors and writers will follow.

This event is co-sponsored by Literary Cleveland, Cleveland State University and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and is free and open to the public.

This event is free and open to the public.

COMPANY TOWN: A Documentary and Discussion about Environmental Injustice, Race and Power Mon. March 18th, 2019
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom B, 10038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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What do you do when the company you work for and live near is making you sick? Company Town is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about environmental injustice, corporate accountability and community action in a rural Arkansas town. This chilling story reveals the egregious businesses practices of a company owned by the billionaire Koch brothers, government negligence and deregulation, and a devastating cancer cluster that galvanized a town to fight back. Janet Fiskio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College, will introduce the film and lead a discussion with Karen B. Mulloy of the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health.

Panel Discussion: Changing the Politics of Earth Thu. March 21st, 2019
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
at Woodland Hall, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, 11030 East Boulevard
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Planetary-scaled environmental issues are the frame for environmentalism today.  They imply that we change how we think about politics.  From re-examining extractive fossil fuels, to questioning the economy of animal products, to re-organizing governance of Earth and modifying some of our central moral, spiritual, and political concepts, the politics of Earth is the context for thinking about nature today.

Moderated by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics, panelists from the environmental humanities will discuss their work and take questions from the audience.

This event is co-sponsored by Holden Forests &

Exploration and Illustration in the Art of Nature Thu. March 21st, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
at Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU, 11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Before digital cameras made it easy to capture a rare bird, the tools of observation were pencils and brushes; before Google Images, scientists and students turned first to the great works of scientific illustrations. William Claspy, Head of Kelvin Smith Library’s Special Collections and Archives, will give a broad overview of scientific illustration from the 16th through the 19th centuries, featuring works from the library’s collections. Examples of these items will be on hand to view in the Hatch Reading Room of Special Collections. Reception to follow.

This event is sponsored by Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library.

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith (UK, 2016, Stuart A. Staples) Thu. March 21st, 2019
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
at Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Tindersticks, the alternative rock band that has scored six films for Claire Denis, provides new recorded music for a series of short, silent nature films made in the early 1900s by pioneering British naturalist and documentarian F. Percy Smith (1880-1945). Recently restored by the British Film Institute, Smith’s movies feature breathtaking, psychedelic time-lapse micro-cinematography of plants, insects, microbes, et al. DCP. 55 min. http://icarusfilms.com/if-minute

This event is sponsored by The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets are $10; Cinematheque members, CIA/CSU/CWRU I.D. holders, and those age 25 &

Is Climate Change the End? And if so, the End of What? Fri. March 22nd, 2019
5:00 pm-5:45 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A, 10038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Years ago, Bill McKibben suggested that climate change would be the end of nature. More recently, Elizabeth Kolbert has argued that the Sixth Extinction means the end of nature as we know it. Yet other scholars have argued that the term “nature” is not helpful—humans have always been modifying the world in which we live. And in The Collapse of Western Civilization, Erik Conway and Naomi Oreskes argue that liberal democracy is at stake as well. In her talk, Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, explores these issues, and suggest that however we look at it,

ClimateKeys Performance Fri. March 22nd, 2019
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
at Cleveland State University, Drinko Hall, Music & Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
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Featuring:  Halida Dinova, is an internationally-touring concert pianist

Dr. Kevin Mueller, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences at Cleveland State University

Dr. Alan Tartakoff is a Cell Biologist and Professor of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University.

This event is sponsored by Cleveland State University and is free and open to the public.

Crossings: Crooked River Conversation on Culture and Immigration Fri. March 22nd, 2019
5:30 pm-8:30 pm
at The Magalen, 5203 Fleet Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44105
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Presenters:

Jacqueline Gillon, Community Engagement Specialist, Western Reserve Land Conservancy

John Grabowski, Editor of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and Senior VP, Research and Publications, Western Reserve Historical Society

Joe Valencic, President, National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum

On July 22, 1796, Moses Cleaveland sailed from Lake Erie into the Cuyahoga River and founded a settlement that would bear his name. In the decades that followed others would come by water as migrants or immigrants to Cleveland.

Where Are Environmental Ethics Today? A Report from Editing the “Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics” Fri. March 22nd, 2019
12:45 pm-1:30 pm
at Kelvin Smith Library, Room LL06, 11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH . 44106
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From the perspective of having co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics and becoming the President of the International Society for Environmental Ethics, Allen Thompson will discuss changes in the field, once a small and focused area of applied ethics, now engaging with issues central to the humanities and social sciences, even appearing in global climate governance discussions on a world stage. He will tour though several key issues and ideas discussed by some of the field’s lead practitioners today. This will set the stage for an open discussion about the role of environmental ethics in our growing awareness as we stand on the cusp of a new planetary epoch with deep uncertainties about the future of life on Earth.

Genesis 2.0 (Switzerland/China/Russia/South Korea/USA, 2018, Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev) Sat. March 23rd, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
at Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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This provocative and unsettling new documentary focuses on the hunters who harvest valuable tusks of long-dead woolly mammoths in the thawing permafrost of the remote New Siberian Islands. It also spotlights the Russian and Korean biologists who seek to clone this extinct animal, Jurassic Park-style, from the completely preserved carcasses that are occasionally discovered. “A double-stranded helix of a real-life thriller, chilling and unforgettable.” –The Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 112 min. www.genesis-two-point-zero.com/

This event is sponsored by The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets are $10;

Genesis 2.0 (Switzerland/China/Russia/South Korea/USA, 2018, Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev) Sun. March 24th, 2019
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
at Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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This provocative and unsettling new documentary focuses on the hunters who harvest valuable tusks of long-dead woolly mammoths in the thawing permafrost of the remote New Siberian Islands. It also spotlights the Russian and Korean biologists who seek to clone this extinct animal, Jurassic Park-style, from the completely preserved carcasses that are occasionally discovered. “A double-stranded helix of a real-life thriller, chilling and unforgettable.” –The Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 112 min. www.genesis-two-point-zero.com/

This event is sponsored by The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets are $10;

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (USA, 2017, Thomas Piper) Sun. March 24th, 2019
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
at Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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This popular documentary explores how Piet Oudolf, the revolutionary Dutch landscape designer of New York City’s High Line and Chicago’s Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and beauty itself. DCP. 75 min. www.fiveseasonsmovie.com

This event is sponsored by The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets are $10; Cinematheque members, CIA/CSU/CWRU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $7.

Buddhism and the Natural World: Discerning an Environmental Imperative Mon. March 25th, 2019
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A, 10038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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In his talk, Mark Blum, Professor and Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair in Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, will first look at traditional views of the natural world in Indian, Chinese, and Japanese Buddhism, where nonhuman sentient life forms commonly appear as a legitimate voice in the unfolding of truth and the neutral view of nonsentient life and inorganic matter in India takes on greater spiritual significance as one moves eastward in Asia. Then the issue of ecology and environmental ethics will be considered in an attempt to clarify the efforts being made to infer an environmental imperative on the basis of Buddhist values.

The Asian Carp Crisis and the Great Lakes  Mon. March 25th, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm
at Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, 525 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
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Overrun by Andrew Reeves, ECW PressIn labs across the country and from the Louisiana bayous to the Illinois River and the streets of Chicago, an all-out war is taking place to halt the advancement of the invasive Asian Carp into the Great Lakes.  Andrew Reeves, author of Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis (March 2019) and environmental journalist Elizabeth Miller (IdeaStream) discuss the research, the resources, and the radical scientific and political shift that is needed to protect the Great Lakes and to restore our degraded rivers, streams, and waterways.

This event is sponsored by Cleveland Public Library and is free and open to the public.

The Elephant in the Room: How Animal Agriculture Impacts Climate Change, Environmental Depletion, Health and Other Critical Issues of Our Time Tue. March 26th, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
at Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Presenters:
Nelli Johnson, JD
Jack McMillan, MSSA

We are all aware of, and deeply troubled by, the dire predictions of looming ecosystems collapse. We often feel powerless in the face of such an enormous crisis, all the while watching our governments continue to do little to address this urgent issue. Is there anything we ourselves can do to significantly mitigate climate change? The good news is yes there is. Animal agriculture is a leading driver behind climate change, biodiversity loss, rainforest destruction, species extinction, ocean depletion and acidification, waterways pollution,

Drawn to Yellowstone: The Role of Art in the Preservation of the American Landscape Wed. March 27th, 2019
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
at Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall, 11500 East Boulevard
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Throughout history, art has served as an agent of change. In the 19th and 20th centuries, several artists played significant roles in efforts to preserve the wildness of the American landscape as it was being lost rapidly. The emerging conservation movement of the late 1900’s was strongly influenced by the inspiration and agency of artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, and Frederic Edwin Church. Specifically, the story of the creation of Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, is inextricably rooted in the lives and works of several artists – most notably, William Henry Jackson and Thomas Moran. In his presentation,

Is the Natural World All There Is? Wed. March 27th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
at Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center, Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Heights, OH 44122
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The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College is pleased to welcome a pair of world-class scholars to our Eastern Campus for a dialogue on the question, “Is the natural world all there is?” Dr. Louise Antony, who will defend the affirmative position, is a professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a former president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association and the author or editor of numerous books and essays, including Philosophers without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life. Her interlocutor, Dr. Michael Rea,

Film Screening and Discussion: INVISIBLE HAND Wed. March 27th, 2019
12:00 pm-2:00 pm
at Mather House Room 100, 11201 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH . 44106
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Invisible Hand, a documentary, focuses on a small town in Pennsylvania using local lawmaking regarding the rights of Nature to protect their community’s water supply. Film screening will be followed by a discussion.

This event is sponsored by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and is free and open to the public.

Click HERE to view the film trailer.

 

CIM Orchestra & Guest Conductor Andrew Grams Fri. March 29th, 2019
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
at Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106
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REPERTOIRE:

• BROUWER Remembrances (1996)
• PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
• DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

PERFORMED BY:

• Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
• Gerhardt Zimmermann, guest conductor
• Sara Daneshpour, piano, student artist

This event is sponsored by the Cleveland Institute of Music and is free and open to the public.

Butterflies and Moths Tue. April 2nd, 2019
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Mayfield Branch, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village, OH, 44143
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See the source imageJoin Judy Semroc, Naturalist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History for gardening tips and interesting natural history information about the butterflies and moths that can be found in Ohio.

Join Judy Semroc, Naturalist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History for beautiful colors, gardening tips and interesting natural history information about the butterflies and moths that can be found in Ohio. Their benefits, from pollination to animal food sources, will encourage you to invite them into your yards and gardens!

This event is co-sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

This event is free and open to the public.

Crooked River Conversation: Cleveland Author Kristin Ohlson Tue. April 2nd, 2019
5:00 pm-7:30 pm
at Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A, 10038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Celebrate 50 years of Cuyahoga River rebirth! Author of the acclaimed The Soil Will Save Us, Kristin combines culinary and science in a tale of farmers and foodies who heal our soil and save our water. Includes riveting short films about family farmers, vintners and ranchers as part of Carbon Nation, the award-winning series by director and University of Arizona professor Peter Byck.

Following Kristin’s talk, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Peter Bode from the West Creek Conservancy.  The panelist include:

Justin Husher, Cuyahoga Soil &

Spectacular American Desert Wed. April 3rd, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville Branch, 18700 Westwood Drive Strongsville, OH, 44136
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See the source imageTravel with Gale Franko and professional artist and photographer, Alan Studt as they take you on an incredible, and sometimes unpredictable, tour of the wild and vibrant Mojave Desert.

This event is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

Nature in Your Glass: The Drunken Botanist Wed. April 3rd, 2019
7:30 pm-8:30 pm
at Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd Floor, 525 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114
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The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great DrinksSake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?   In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.  Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. 

Exploring Cleveland’s Hidden Waterways Sat. April 6th, 2019
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
at WRHS Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106
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The names Kingsbury Run and Walworth Run denote decayed Cleveland landscapes. In 1820, nevertheless, such areas sustained the city’s growth. Spring-fed streams gave clean water for drinking, brewing, refining and slaughtering. Yet as they also received noxious wastes from those activities, the runs became fouled. By 1900, all of Cleveland’s small waterways were buried as sewers and forgotten. Now, even as Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River are improved, the runs languish. The tour, lead by Roy Larick, Bluestone Heights, explores the city’s hidden waterways with an eye to history and restoration. We will consider the means to re-balance natural and human demands for our place.

Respect for Nature: An Intentional Ethical Stance Wed. April 10th, 2019
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
at Cleveland State University, Drinko Hall, Music & Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
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Philosopher Paul Taylor and naturalist Aldo Leopold have argued against a wholly instrumentalist view of nature, one where the value of nature and its inhabitants is entirely dependent upon nature’s ability to meet human needs and desires. This talk, by Dr. Allyson L. Robichaud, will focus on the works of Taylor and Leopold and the arguments each makes justifying the view that humans bear an ethical obligation to develop and sustain an attitude of respect for nature, and how doing so would promote positive changes for our environment. Attention will be paid to ways of advocating for attitudinal change as well as on the difficulties involved in bringing about change.

Illuminating the Perils and Reflecting on the Possibilities for Birds in Urban Landscapes Fri. April 12th, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Harvey Webster, Chief Wildlife Officer and Museum Ambassador, Cleveland Museum of Natural History. presents this lecture as part of CMNH’s Explorers Series.

The built human landscape presents unique challenges and opportunities for birds. Many species have successfully used building roofs as nesting habitat. Peregrine Falcons use skyscraper ledges and bridges to nest in the heart of our cities. On the other hand, glass and brightly lit buildings kill thousands of birds passing through Ohio every year. This illustrated program will explore the perils and possibilities for birds in the urban environment and how we can create more sustainable cities.

Earth Day at Windsor Woods Mon. April 22nd, 2019
11:00 am-3:00 pm
at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106
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Instructors: Judy Semroc, Larry Rosche, Stanley Stine and Garrett Ormiston

Join Museum naturalists on a survey of wetlands, swamp forests and buttonbush swamps at this new CMNH natural area in Trumbull County. The site boasts of bountiful habitats which could afford us some great looks at aquatic denizens, both plants and animals.

This event is sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets information will be posted soon.

 

Curator Talk: Charles Burchfield Tue. April 23rd, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
at Cleveland Museum of Art, Focus Gallery, 11500 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Speaker: Britany Salsbury, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

American artist Charles Burchfield used the landscape of northeast Ohio to express universal emotions and moods. He experimented avidly with watercolor in both his hometown Salem and Cleveland, where he attended the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art. Learn about the period described as his “golden year” and the abstract style that defined his work.

This event is sponsored by Cleveland Museum of Art and is free and open to the public.

Rural Garden Cemetery Movement Sat. May 4th, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm
at Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
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Lake View Cemetery, established in 1869 with over 285 acres, operates one of the country’s most unique rural garden cemeteries featuring hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and lush natural areas. Some specimen trees date back to Moses Cleaveland’s arrival on the banks of the Cuyahoga River more than 200 years ago. Winding paths over rolling hills, extensive water courses and ponds, and open meadows fringed by forests- these were among the charming features that distinguished Lake View as a rural garden cemetery. Join us as we walk through parts of the cemetery to discuss the “Rural Garden Cemetery Movement”,


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