Passionate about Bainbridge Island’s forests and wildlife? Want to learn more about the impact of climate change, and what you can do about it?
Join city, state, and regional scientists and community members for the free, virtual 2021 Bainbridge Island Environmental Conference! This year’s topic is The Future of Our Forests: Bainbridge Island & the Climate Crisis. Each Sunday in March, we’ll be hosting a community conversation on the research and best practices for stewarding our natural environment in the face of climate change. Feel free to sign up for one session, or join us for all four!
To learn more about the conference’s schedule, register for other sessions, and more, click here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to Joan Hutchinson at email@example.com.
Cultural Connections: Finding Inspiration, Wellness, and Community in Forest Resources, Stories, and Art
People have depended on our forests for life and livelihood for millennia. In this session we will explore how close cultural relationships have shaped the use and stewardship of our forests across generations and our current connection as individuals and as a community.
Land Acknowledgment and Blessing, Rob Purser, Suquamish Tribe
Stories of people and Forest – Slide show highlighting the resources of Suquamish Museum and the Bainbridge Historical Museum.
Island Forests: Providing Self Care and Community Wellness – presented by Dr. Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
As you complete your registration, you will be asked to choose between one of the following breakout sessions:
Breakout Session One: Coast Salish Weavers and Connection to the Cedar – Port Gamble S’Klallam Elder master weaver Darlene Peters
Breakout Session Two: Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community’s Connection the Forest
Breakout Session Three: Logging History and its Influence on the Current Artisan Community – Presented by David Kotz, master woodworker