The Age of Nature: NPT Conversations

October 8, 2020
6:00pm Central Time
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Nashville Public Television is hosting three events this October featuring PBS’ newest ecological series THE AGE OF NATURE. Join the local conversation as we talk to and learn from environmental experts, educators and scientists about how awareness and understanding can help us learn about the impacts of our rapidly changing planet.

A selection of clips from THE AGE OF NATURE episode one, followed by a panel discussion examining what nature has taught us through a global lens. Moderator, Will Pedigo will speak to panelists Pandy Upchurch, assistant chief of biological diversity from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; Isaiah Bolden Ph.D. candidate of oceanography at University of Washington; and Meg Morgan, campaign manager at 'Root Nashville' with Cumberland River Compact to share insights, information and answer questions on how awareness can help us learn from the human impacts on nature.

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The Age of Nature - Awakening - Preview

Our awareness of Nature is growing. As we discover its role in our modern world and realize its true value, action is being taken to protest and restore it. This story is told by inspiring contributors who reveal the awakening of a new era.

NPT's Age of Nature Community Conversation 1

Moderator, Will Pedigo will speak to panelists Pandy Upchurch, assistant chief of biological diversity from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; Isaiah Bolden Ph.D. candidate of oceanography at University of Washington; and Meg Morgan, campaign manager at 'Root Nashville' with Cumberland River Compact to share insights, information and answer questions on how awareness can help us learn from the human impacts on nature.

60 minutes

Moderator

  • Rosemary

    Community Engagement Manager

Panelists

  • Will Pedigo

    executive producer, Nashville Public Television

  • Pandy Upchurch

    assistant chief of biodiversity and endangered species at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

  • Isaiah Bolden

    Ph.D. candidate in oceanography at University Washington, Seattle I’m actually originally from Nashville! I’m currently finishing up a PhD in Oceanography at the University of Washington in Seattle where my research focuses on the health and dynamics of modern day coral reef ecosystems under various climate-related stressors. In January, I will be back in Nashville to take a position as a postdoctoral fellow in Vanderbilt University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. I will be working closely on a project that tries to further our understanding of how things like corals and speleothems (stalagmites/stalactites in caves) act as complementary marine and terrestrial archives of past climate change for a particular region (I’ll be focusing on the Caribbean). It's a sweet opportunity to return to my hometown, expand my research interests, and address local issues with environmental science literacy and climate change resilience that I observed throughout my upbringing.

  • Meg Morgan

    campaign manager for 'Root Nashville' with the Cumberland River Compact Meg Morgan is the Root Nashville Campaign Manager at the Cumberland River Compact. Root Nashville is a public-private campaign, led by the Cumberland River Compact and Metro Nashville, to plant 500,000 trees in Davidson County by 2050. In her role as campaign manager for this citywide effort, Meg coordinates campaign operations, including community outreach, marketing and communications, and partner engagement.

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