Our Woodland Legacy Symposium

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  • 12/06/18
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • $25 – $75
  • All Ages
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  • Community
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Event Description

Trees Forever, the City of Cedar Rapids and the Holloway Environmental Trust invite community members, elected officials and conservationists to Our Woodland Legacy Symposium.

With researchers coming from as far as Texas, Our Woodland Legacy Symposium is focused on bringing people together with the theme “Connecting Land and Life.”

The symposium is on Thursday, December 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Country Club, located at 550 27th St. Dr. SE.

Keynote speakers include Dongying Li, Ph.D. and David Jahn. Dr. Li is Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. Her research examines how nature improves children’s mental fatigue, moods and academic performances. Even children on the autism spectrum and children in communities impacted by natural disasters have shown to benefit from nature. David Jahn is the City Forester of Des Moines. He will compare the concepts of sustainability and resiliency. Jahn explains that the two belong together and trees are essential to both.