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Heroes Lecture Series | Earth Optimism in an Age of Doom and Gloom

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: The Rockwell Museum

With Nancy Knowlton, Emeritus Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History 

Members Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students $5 | Registration encouraged
Location: The Rockwell Museum

*Note: For those unable to attend in person, lecture recordings will be posted on The Rockwell’s YouTube channel.

The media is full of tales of woe when it comes to climate and biodiversity, and the problems we face are indeed large, urgent and complex. But people, especially young people, want solutions rather than an ever more refined obituary of the planet. So Nancy Knowlton started on a journey to find examples of conservation success and in the process found that there is more room for hope than she had ever imagined.

Exclusive Opportunity for Silver Dollar Society Members 

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to announce the return of post-lecture Silver Dollar Society Dinners!  As part of our Heroes lecture series, members of the Silver Dollar Society are invited to join an exclusive dining experience with Smithsonian speakers following the January and February lectures.  

Space is extremely limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for this dinner is required by 5 p.m. February 20. Register today >>

Headshot of Nany Knowlton

About Nancy Knowlton

Nancy Knowlton, former Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, is a scientific leader of the Census of Marine Life. She wrote the book, Citizens of the Sea, to celebrate the ten years of the Census. She founded the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego. Knowlton has devoted her life to studying, celebrating, and striving to protect the multitude of life forms that call the sea home. 

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