Nashville Public Television is hosting three free virtual events this fall featuring PBS’ new ecology series, The Age of Nature. These community conversations will include environmental experts, educators and scientists talking about how awareness and understanding can help us learn about the impacts of our rapidly changing planet. The virtual screenings and discussions take place Thursdays, Oct. 8, Oct. 22 and Nov. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. All events are free, however RSVPs are required. Read more and RSVP through the links below.
Event 1: Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 to 7 p.m.
This first screening includes a selection of clips from The Age of Nature, Episode 1, followed by a panel discussion examining what nature has taught us through a global lens. Local panelists Pandy Upchurch, assistant chief of biological diversity from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; Meg Morgan, campaign manager at Root Nashville with Cumberland River Compact; and Isaiah Bolden, University of Washington doctoral candidate in oceanography will share information and answer questions on how awareness can help us learn from the human impacts on nature.
Event 2: Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 to 7 p.m. CT
A selection of clips from The Age of Nature, Episode 2, followed by a virtual workshop led by educators from Cumberland River Compact and Urban Green Lab. The facilitators will discuss how to launch sustainable home-investigations, and how to understand and solve issues using nature-based solutions in the home, in the classroom and around the community. After the workshops, participants will be encouraged to share their findings using the hashtag #AgeOfNaturePBS and tagging NPT on Facebook and Instagram.
Event 3: Thursday, Nov. 5, 6 to 7 p.m. CT
The final event begins with clips from The Age of Nature, Episode 3. This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Terry Cook, state director from The Nature Conservancy, featuring aspiring scientists from the Earth Horizons Program, a joint venture between Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University. These young adults will share their own research and personal accounts on changes they’ve observed in nature and how these changes may shape their future.