Highlands Biological Station is open to visitors. Masks are still required in the Nature Center, but are no longer required on campus, including the Botanical Garden. Highlands Biological Station is offering academic and public programming this summer. For the safety of the HBS summer community, before being permitted to work or study at HBS prospective summer students, teaching faculty, and researchers must provide documentation of (1) having received a Covid-19 vaccine or (2) a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days of planned arrival.

Highlands Biological Foundation Book Club

This fall, the Highlands Biological Foundation will host our 2nd season of our virtual book club! Between September 30th & November 18th, members will delve into the book All We Can Save, edited by Drs. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine K. Wilkinson, and discuss what actions we can take today to mitigate our negative impacts on the climate.

 

Club Members:

We can welcome up to 20 individuals to participate in the book club. No prior knowledge about climate change, climate science, or solutions is necessary. We welcome everyone who is interested! Club members should be familiar with the Highlands Plateau and/or interested in the impact of climate change and solutions on the region.

Contact paige@highlandsbiological.org if you’re interested in joining the book club.

 

Topics:

The Foundation Book Club will meet weekly via Zoom Meetings, accessible both through a device or over the phone. NO in-person meetings will be held.

As with last year we will cover one or two pieces from a given section with accompanying resources that cover any background information and ways to take action. While the book spans a wide geographical range, we believe there is a great deal relevant to our Plateau in it. If there is a section you would like to lead, please contact paige@highlandsbiological.org.

 

Calendar:

We plan to a host a total of 8 sessions from 4 to 5 PM every Thursday evening between September 30th & November 18th. Meetings are recorded and available for newcomers and current members to watch at their convenience.

 

Discussion Board:

We have a dedicated Google Group for discussions between meetings. This discussion board allows us to share resources, answer questions, and coordinate any changes to meetings.

 

Texts:

This fall, we will be reading All We Can Save, edited by Drs. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine K. Wilkinson!

 

Last fall, we dove into Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming and discussed what actions we can take today to mitigate our negative impacts on the climate. We also used an updated electronic version of Project Drawdown known as The Drawdown Review. This served as a supplemental text for our discussions.

 

 

 

Click the image to learn more about Project Drawdown.