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Dreaming Big: Saving the Forgotten Grasslands of the Southeast

April 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The story of how Southeastern grasslands fueled America’s westward migration is largely untold. Learn about this fascinating history — which transpired across 118 types of grasslands between Brownsville, Texas and Long Island, New York — during this lecture by Dr. Dwayne Estes.

Most of the grasslands Estes will discuss are now highly endangered, and their potential loss represents one of the greatest threats facing biodiversity in eastern North America. You’ll discover what organizations like Southeastern Grasslands Institute are doing to mitigate this threat and leave inspired to help. 

This event is free with the cost of general admission. Space is limited. Prior registration is required.

About the Speaker
Dr. Dwayne Estes is the co-founder and executive director of the Southeastern Grasslands Institute, a conservation organization affiliated with Austin Peay State University that is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Southeast’s native grasslands. He is also a Full Professor of Biology and Principal Investigator for the Center of Excellence for Field Biology at Austin Peay, where he teaches courses in botany and ecology.   

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April 19, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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