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“BiodiverCity” in San Francisco

I want to share what I learned during an afternoon at an event at the Exploratorium during the Global Climate Action Summit in California. The focus was the amazing array of biodiversity activities taking place all across San Francisco. During the BiodiverCity Summit (get it?),  we heard from about from about twenty nonprofit and government… Continue reading “BiodiverCity” in San Francisco

Book Review: The Ark & Beyond – The Evolution of Zoo Conservation

Editors: Ben Minteer, Jane Maienschein, James Collins with a Forward by George Rabb. University of Chicago: 2018. If I were teaching a graduate course, or indoctrinating new board members, I’d make this required reading. And if I were leading the zoo or aquarium I would have my staff read it together, section by section, across a… Continue reading Book Review: The Ark & Beyond – The Evolution of Zoo Conservation

Why Cultural Institutions are Part of the Global Climate Action Summit

When the World comes to San Francisco in September for the Global Climate Action Summit, the country's cultural institutions will welcome everyone. Museums, aquariums, arts associations, heritage sites, and science centers will be hosting many of the 200+ events associated with the Summit, this global meeting of "actors" - national and subnational - working together… Continue reading Why Cultural Institutions are Part of the Global Climate Action Summit