Past Event

In Praise of Plants - an Intergenerational Botanical Jam

May 19, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sustain What? In Praise of Plants – Conservation Champion Peter Raven in an Intergenerational Botanical Jam

Join Columbia Climate School’s Andy Revkin in a special live conversation across three generations of botanical inquiry and activism, centering on "Driven by Nature," the new book by Peter Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, a monumental figure in botany and global biodiversity conservation.

Raven will be joined by Hilary Callahan, Department Chair in Biology at Barnard College, and Angelica Patterson, a plant ecologist focused on climate and forests who’s the Master Science Educator at Black Rock Forest and a driving force behind the #BlackInNature movement on social media.

Explore Dr. Raven's contributions on the Missouri Botanical Garden site:

Here's Angelica Patterson's website:

Hilary Callahan's Barnard site:

Sustain What conversations, hosted by veteran environmental journalist Andrew Revkin, seek paths to progress facing consequential complexity.

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Andy Revkin