Join WFSU Public Media, The Nature Conservancy in Florida, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, and Florida Native Plant Society as we preview PBS’s series Age of Nature and discuss the show’s themes as they pertain to the North Florida region. Keep reading to find out more about our panel of guests and the topics to be explored.
What have our past mistakes taught us about nature?
How is our understanding of nature changing the way we live?
How are intact forests, rivers, and wetlands throughout our region important in our daily lives?
As the challenges we face mount, where are we heading next?
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Thank you to our partners: The Nature Conservancy in Florida, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, and the Florida Native Plant Society. This project is funded by a grant from PBS. To learn more about the stories WFSU is producing in conjunction with Age of Nature, visit our project home page.
We invite you to join our panel of conservation leaders to talk about the future of nature in the Apalachicola River basin and Forgotten Coast.
Meet Our Panel
Temperince Morgan Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy in Florida
Brian Pelc Restoration Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy in Florida
Georgia Ackerman Apalachicola Riverkeeper and Executive Director
Doug Alderson Outreach and Advocacy Director, Apalachicola Riverkeeper
Lilly Anderson-Messec Torreya Keepers Project Director, Florida Native Plant Society Magnolia Chapter President
Susan Cerulean Author, I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird, a Daughter’s Memoir
Rob Diaz de Villegas WFSU Ecology Blog Producer
About the Age of Nature
At this crucial turning point in our planet’s history, The Age of Nature brings together inspirational contributors, rare archive material and stunning imagery from around the world, to give us a deeper understanding of Nature and our place within it.
The series asks specific questions and answers them with three major stories that provide crucial insights into the dawn of The Age of Nature.
EPISODE 1 – AWAKENING Wednesday, October 14 at 10 pm ET
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 protect and restore it. This story is told by inspiring contributors who reveal the awakening of a new era.
EPISODE 2 – UNDERSTANDING Wednesday, October 21 at 10 pm ET
A new understanding of the way Nature works is helping us find some surprising ways of fixing it. As our understanding deepens, we realize that everything is connected, and by helping to restore Nature we all benefit, humans and animals alike.
EPISODE 3 – CHANGING Wednesday, October 28 at 10 pm ET
Our world is governed by the rules of Nature, and we are seeing it unleash its power. As global warming accelerates, it’s clear that restoring Nature is our only defense against an uncertain future. Are we ready to change our destiny?