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2018 South Mountain Speakers Series

2018 South Mountain Speakers Series


The South Mountain Speakers Series is an annual lecture series hosted by the South Mountain Partnership and comprised of four to six lecture events scheduled throughout year. Each individual event highlights a specific topic or challenge, such that over the course of the year, the Series speaks to a diversity of topics central to the Partnership's mission and goals, and provides a vehicle for educating the general public on relevant local issues. The Speakers Series, as a unifying institution, is designed to utilize these educational opportunities to engage the general public in on-going, informed dialogue about contemporary conservation challenges facing the South Mountain landscape.

The 2018 South Mountain Partnership Speaker Series features the following lectures:

May 31 @ 6:30 PM -- Appalachian Trail Museum, Gardners -- Unknown Founders: Women Who Built the Appalachian Trail. Presented in collaboration with the Appalachian Trail Museum.

June 18 -- Time & Location to Be Announced -- The Economic Value of Protected Open Space: Cumberland County's Return  on Environment Report. Presented in collaboration with the Cumberland County Planning Department.

August 16 @ 6:30 PM -- Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg -- Save the Bounty of our Counties: Preserving Produce with the Gleaning Project of South Central PA. Presented in collaboration with the Gleaning Project of South Central PA.

September 17 @ 7:00 PM -- Shippensburg University -- Twilight of the Hemlocks and Beeches: Inspiring Photographs and Writings of Tim Palmer. Presented in collaboration with Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation.

September 29 @ 10:00 AM -- Penn State, Mont Alto Campus -- The Cradle of Conservation: Hike at the Historic Pennsylvania STate Forest Academy. Presented in collaboration with Penn State Mont Alto.

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2018 South Mountain Speakers Series