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Suzanne Simard "Finding the Mother Tree"

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 7 pm– 8:30 pm

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The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture, partnered with the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, the Michigan Tech Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Portage Lake District Library, and the Michigan Humanities Council is presenting "Lives in Transition," a virtual speaker series in February and March. Suzanne Simard will open the series on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm via Zoom webinar.

Suzanne Simard is changing how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest. In this illuminating and accessible talk, Simard helps audiences understand just how vital trees are—to each other and to humans. Based on her incredible book and her research at The Mother Tree Project, Simard shares her moving and deeply personal journey of discovering the interconnectedness of trees, explaining how they behave in many ways with characteristics ascribed to human intelligence and civil societies. In understanding these complex ecosystems, Simard emphasizes the critical need to rethink our relationship with our natural world so we can begin to heal our climate.

Dr. Sarah Green, Chemistry Department Chair, will host a discussion and Q&A following Simard's presentation.

Learn more about Suzanne Simard here: Suzanne Simard

Learn more about the Lives in Transition speaker series here: IPEC website

Register for the Zoom webinar here: Suzanne Simard Zoom Webinar

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