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Careers in Conservation 2018

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Boylston Hall

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Join us for the Harvard College Conservation Society's 3rd annual conference, aimed at equipping college students with a passion for conservation work to pursue a career in this field. Our program features inspiring speakers, engaging workshops on various aspects of conservation, and networking opportunities with local professionals, organizations, and other students. Come to learn more about the fascinating, multidisciplinary field of conservation work, network with other conservationists - both aspiring and professional - and get excited about this crucial work!

Event Schedule:
9:30 – Registration Opens
10:00 – Welcome and Keynote Address
Prof. David Foster, Director of Harvard Forest
"From Science to Action and Back: Academia and Conservation Aligned."
11:00-11:45 – Workshops Session 1
11:50-12:35 – Workshops Session 2
12:35-1:35 – Networking Lunch
Lunch will be provided for all attendees, graciously donated by Bon Me and JP Licks
1:40-2:25 - Interdisciplinary Panel of Conservation Professionals: Preparing for a Conservation Career in a Challenging Political Environment
Emily Norton, The Sierra Club
Paul Phifer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Emily Green, Conservation Law Foundation
2:30-3:00 – Closing Remarks

Workshop Sessions and Speakers:
The Science of Conservation: Coral Reef Conservation in the Anthropocene
Aaron Hartmann, Hrdy Fellow in Conservation Biology at Harvard University

Environmental Law: Pathways and Perspectives
Harvard Environmental Law Society

Have Your Voice Heard! Engaging in Conservation and Environmental Advocacy Work
Kelsey Lamp, Environment America

Conservation Finance: An Innovative Approach to Conservation
Spencer Meyer, Highstead Foundation

It Takes a Village: How the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services "Does Conservation" in the Post Modern Era
Matt Poole, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Networking Lunch Information:
Some of our speakers will be attending our networking lunch, as well as local professionals and representatives from the following organizations:
Academics for Land Protection in New England
Environment America
Friends of Middlesex Fells
Harvard Forest
Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition
Massachusetts River Alliance
Safe Waters in Massachusetts
Speaks for the Trees
Wildlands & Woodlands Initiative

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