Earth Day 2023: Species on the Move
April 18-19, 2023
Across the globe, climate change has put people, animals, and plants in a constant state of movement. What do these shifts mean for our world? How are we taking action?
Join UW–Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies for Earth Day 2023: Species on the Move, a two-day community learning event with both in-person and virtual opportunities to learn and connect.
The event will kick off on Tuesday, April 18, with an afternoon of in-person learning and networking at the Discovery Building. Browse partner exhibit tables, as well as artwork and posters by UW students, then enjoy enjoy three lectures presented by national experts. You won’t want to miss this chance to reconnect in person with fellow environmentally conscious learners!
Then on Wednesday, April 19, zoom in for a morning of virtual breakouts and plenary sessions. You can register for either the in-person or virtual option, or maximize your experience by attending both.
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- All in-person sessions take place at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715.
- All virtual sessions take place on Zoom.
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Paul Robbins, dean, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Human-Caused Climate Change, Global Biodiversity, and Solutions
Patrick Gonzalez, executive director, University of California–Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity
Sci-Fi to Fact: The Intended Consequences of Helping Nature Thrive
Ryan Phelan, cofounder and executive director, Revive & Restore
Cohosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Addressing Human Mobility in a Warming World: Challenges and Opportunities
Erica Bower, climate displacement researcher, Human Rights Watch
Cohosted by the Laurie Carlson Progressive Ideas Forum and the Wisconsin Initiative on Law and Climate
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This is a Gold Certified Green Event. Learn more about the Office of Sustainability Green Events program.
Earth’s Biosphere in Flux: Terrestrial Ecosystems Transformed by Climate Change
Hosted by the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research
Learning to Make Running Water Walk: Partnering for Resilience in the Coon Creek Watershed in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin
Hosted by the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History, and Environment
Becoming W.I.S.E.: UW–Madison’s Global Health Institute Prepares for the Next Pandemic
Hosted by the Global Health Institute
Detecting Species on the Move
Hosted by the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and Global Environment
Framing the Message to Engage with Volunteer Monitoring and Management of Aquatic Invasive Species
Hosted by the UW Division of Extension Natural Resources Institute
Renewable Energy, Agriculture, and Home: Wisconsin’s Changing Landscapes
Hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Office of Sustainability, and the Energy, Analysis, and Policy Program
How Do Species on the Move Impact the Ecology of Their New Home?
Hosted by the Nelson Institute Center for Ecology and the Environment
Species on the Move for Creative Writers: A Reading and Collective Journaling Session in Response to the Essay “Living Words” by Brigitte Baptiste
Hosted by the 4W Initiative
Seeking Sanctuary: What Human and Wildlife Migration Have in Common
Hosted by the Loka Initiative
Re-Setting Our Relationship with Nature by Indigenizing Conservation
Andrea Akall’eq Burgess, global director of conservation in partnership with Indigenous peoples and local communities, The Nature Conservancy
Cohosted by the Nelson Institute’s environmental professional programs and the Nature Conservancy