Saving Special Places Conference: April 1-2, 2022
March 25, 2022
Registration is open for Saving Special Places, New Hampshire's annual two day virtual land conservation conference, through Wednesday, March 30 at 4 PM.
Among the highlights are the two keynote speakers:
April 1: Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass
- Dr. Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She serves as the founding Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability.
April 2: Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African-Americans to the Great Outdoors
- Carolyn Finney, PhD is a storyteller, author and a cultural geographer. She is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. Carolyn is grounded in both artistic and intellectual ways of knowing - she pursued an acting career for eleven years, but five years of backpacking trips through Africa and Asia, and living in Nepal changed the course of her life. Motivated by these experiences, Carolyn returned to school after a 15-year absence to complete a B.A., M.A. (gender and environmental issues in Kenya and Nepal) and a Ph.D. Along with public speaking, writing, media engagements, consulting & teaching (Wellesley, UC Berkeley and the University of Kentucky), she served on the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board for eight years which assists the National Park Service in building relationships of reciprocity with diverse communities.