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Emerald Necklace Speak Out

Inspire • Connect • Engage

“Speak Out” is a series of public lectures and presentations designed to inform, inspire, connect and engage audiences in the protection and preservation of the environment. The 2016 series features notable individuals with a broad range of experiences and perspectives and whose work has contributed to a better understanding of our changing environment. “Speak Out” is made possible through generous seed funding from the Caroline Loughlin Fund.

Events are free to the public with advance registration. Register online or call 617-522-2700.
All programs start at 6:00 pm followed by a reception with light refreshments and book signing.

Derrick with Puffin 2016

Derrick Z. Jackson

“Project Puffin”
Jackson, an award-winning Boston Globe columnist, is co-author of the 2015 book, Project Puffin, the inspiring story of how one seabird was successfully restored to its previous nesting island off the coast of Maine. Co-hosted by the Franklin Park Coalition.
Jan 27 | 6:00pm | Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse
1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester 02121 | Parking on site

wessels 2016 Speak Out

Tom Wessels

“Reading the Forested Landscape”
The forests of New England have many stories to tell. Wessels, an ecologist and author, shows us how to read the clues to decipher these tales. Your next walk in the woods will take on a whole new meaning. Co-hosted by Cathedral Church of St. Paul.
Feb 24 | 6:00pm | Cathedral Church of St. Paul
138 Tremont St, Boston 02111 | MBTA | Boston Common Garage

Gessner Speak Out 2016

David Gessner

“All the Wild That Remains”
Author, essayist and nature writer, Gessner discusses his latest work, All the Wild that Remains, a portrait of Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner and the American West. Co-hosted by Northeastern University.
Mar 8 | 6:00 pm | Annual Meeting of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Curry Ballroom, Northeastern University | 360 Huntington Ave, Boston 02115

Meier Speak Out 2016

Lauren Meier

“Frederick Law Olmsted’s Legacy of Public Parks”
A historic preservationist, Meier is the co-editor of the recently-published, Supplemental Series Vol 2 of the Olmsted Papers, Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks. Co-hosted by the Boston Athenaeum.
Apr 27 | 6:00 pm | Boston Athenaeum
10 ½ Beacon St | Boston 02108

Speak Out Lectures 2016

Lectures at 6:00 pm | Doors Open at 5:30 pm
Reception and book signing following lecture
Free, reservations required


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January 27 | Derrick Z. Jackson
February 24 | Tom Wessels
March 8 | David Gessner
April 27 | Lauren Meier