Join TNC in Massachusetts for weekly lunchtime virtual gatherings as part of our Nature Connects webinar series. It’s a chance to hear from our leading scientists and environmental experts about tackling climate change, protecting land and water, and providing food and water sustainably.
Register for upcoming webinars at the links listed under each event below. All webinars are at 12 pm EDT unless otherwise noted. You must register* to attend—information for joining the webinars via Zoom will be provided upon registering.
You can also watch previous webinar recordings at the links listed on the next tab!
Celebrate Latinidad Heritage Month and Nature
Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12 - 1 pm
In honor of Latinidad Heritage Month—commonly known as Hispanic Heritage Month—TNC invites you to join a Nature Connects webinar that will celebrate and honor Latinidad and Hispanic culture and its long history, contribution and intersection to the environment and the outdoors. Our panelists are Claudia Pineda Tibbs from Latino Outdoors, Dr. Deborah Landau, conservation ecologist at TNC Maryland/DC, and Pedro Altagracia, a Trustee for TNC New Hampshire. Moderated by Ariana Cano Gomez of TNC Vermont, they will discuss the importance of accessible outdoor spaces, engaging communities, and all the great things the Hispanic/Latinx community provides. We'll also gather your feedback on how TNC can better connect and build long lasting relationships with the Hispanic/Latinx community through tangible on-the-ground actions.
Building Relationships With Your Elected Officials
Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 12 - 1 pm
Learn best practices for reaching out to and engaging your legislators. In this Nature Connects webinar we'll hear from Stephen Kulik, Retired State Legislator, and Emily Myron, Policy Manager for TNC in Massachusetts, about how to build strong relationships with your elected officials, with a goal of both supporting on-the-ground projects in your community and influencing policy decisions. You will leave the webinar with a clear toolkit for how to begin engaging with your legislators, how to collaborate with them, how to turn your local story into a compelling message, and how to build long-lasting relationships.
An Update on Martha's Vineyard
Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 12 - 1 pm
Did you know that Massachusetts—and specifically the island of Martha’s Vineyard—is home to some of the last remaining sandplain grassland habitats in the world? Journey to this unique ecosystem with Mike Whittemore, land steward for TNC in Massachusetts, for a closer look at what makes these grasslands so special and rare. You’ll get an update about TNC’s work to restore native grasses to lands we manage, our research into the best techniques for restoration (including controlled burns!), and how we work with conservation partners on the Island to make it all happen. After a brief presentation, Mike will answer your questions live.
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