Nature and New York:

A Conference on Why Nature Matters to New Yorkers


8:30 Registrant’s check-in and coffee

Welcomes and Introductory Remarks

John Waldman, Professor of Biology, Queens College
Why Does Nature Matter to New Yorkers? A Rationale for this Conference

9:40 Thomas Strekas, Acting Director, CIRCE – What is CIRCE?

9:45 James Muyskens, President, Queens College – Welcome to Queens College

9:50 Theodore Kheel – A Vision for Urban Environmental Education & Research

Featured Speakers

10:00 David Rosane - "Can You Eat in Soup?" 8 1/2 Million Ways to Look at a Raccoon

10:25 Tony Hiss - Two Addresses to Call Home

10:50 Coffee break

11:10 Mark Kurlansky - Offering an Oyster a Clean Bed?

11:45 William Kornblum - A Land Ethic for the City

12:20 Anne Matthews - Rising Tides: The Futures of New York

12:45 Lunch

2:10 Phillip Lopate - Can Naturalists and Urbanists Find Happiness Together?

2:35 Robert Sullivan - The Darker Side of New York's Nature

3:00 Panel Discussion and Audience Questions –
moderators John Waldman, Frederick Buell, George Hendrey, and Devin Zuber

4:00 Reception – Lobby of LeFrak Hall

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Thomas Strekas, Acting Director,
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