Lectures

In the Spring of 2001, the Newton Conservators instituted a twice-yearly lecture series featuring experts in areas related to the open space mission of the Conservators. Peter Alden, well known naturalist and author, was the inaugural speaker on March 21, 2001.

Lectures are co-sponsored with the Newton Free Libary and normally will take place in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library (330 Homer Street). Thanks to the Newton Free Library for its cosponsorship of our lecture series.

Upcoming Lectures

No Events scheduled at this time. Check back in the future.

 

Past Lectures

Meaningful Nature Engagement in Stressed Communities

Meaningful Nature Engagement in Stressed Communities

03/10/2021    
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
How can creative engagement connect communities to our natural surroundings? Can nature encourage healing and stronger community relationships? Akiima Price will share her experience with [...]
Nature's Best Hope - Virtual Talk by Doug Tallamy

Nature's Best Hope - Virtual Talk by Doug Tallamy

01/28/2021    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape [...]
Virtual Lecture by Richard Louv, Author of Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder

Virtual Lecture by Richard Louv, Author of Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder

11/19/2020    
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Richard Louv is an American non-fiction author and journalist. He is best known for his seventh book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children [...]
Perspectives on Changing Wildlife Populations in New England

Perspectives on Changing Wildlife Populations in New England

10/15/2020    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The mammal and birdlife in New England has changed dramatically in recent years. Join noted author Peter Alden as he recounts the story of climate [...]
Virtual talk on Spotted Lanternfly

Virtual talk on Spotted Lanternfly

06/17/2020    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
There will be a virtual talk on the invasive Spotted Lanternfly on June 17 at 7 pm. Sponsored by the Newton Free Library, Newton Conservators, [...]
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