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March 14 and 16, 2010

Join Dr. Margaret Lowman, Adventurer, Educator, Tropical Rainforest Canopy Biologist, Author of Tales from the Treetops and It’s a Jungle Up There; Appalachian scholar and lecturer Dr. Jean Haskell; alumna speaker Stephanie Hudson Pendelton ‘05, M.A.Ed, Licensed Professional School Counselor; and a host of others in exploring leadership, creative wisdom, and the College’s theme for 2009-10, Sustainability: Becoming the Change You Want to See in the World. For more on our speakers please see our schedule.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Margaret Lowman

Margaret LowmanMeg Lowman climbs trees for a living. For 30 years, she has designed methods including hotair balloons and walkways for treetop exploration to solve mysteries in the world’s forests, and has investigated links between insect pests and ecosystem health.

Despite her relatively young age, Meg is affectionately called the grandmother of canopy research because she was one of the first pioneers to explore this “eighth continent.” Her book, Life in the Treetops, received a cover review in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Its sequel, It’s a Jungle up There, was co-authored with her two children who use their science stories to advocate a conservation ethic for families.

Meg travels worldwide to “map” the canopy for biodiversity and to champion forest conservation. Meg facilitates onservation biology solutions using science education as a tool, drawing upon a lifetime of research and conservation. Her international network and passion for science have led her to take on leadership roles where she seeks best practices to solve environmental challenges. www.canopymeg.com

March 14, 2010 3 p.m. in the Sale Theater Kickoff Performance Event “Ain’t I a Woman”

Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and
fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent
civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The musical score is drawn from the heartfelt
spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban vitality of the Jazz Age, and contemporary concert music by African Americans. Ain’t I a Woman! is a joyful exploration of the trials and triumphs of four passionate and accomplished women.

The Core Ensemble consists of Tahirah Whittington, cello, Hugh Hinton, piano,
and Michael Parola, percussion, with actress Taylore Mahogany Scott. The Core
Ensemble has toured in Australia, England, Russia, Ukraine, the Caribbean, and in
every region of the U.S. The Core Ensemble receives support from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural
Affairs, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Palm Beach County Cultural
Council.  www.core‐ensemble.cc

For More Information:
Nell Fredericksen
Conference Coordinator
540-365-7400
wlc@ferrum.edu

 

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