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Biodiversity and the Written Word

March 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A Biodiversity Garden Party event developed in partnership with the Carolina Biodiversity Collaborative


Curated in Triangle wild spaces, these informal gatherings will celebrate the state’s natural wonders, educate us about changes and threats to biodiversity, and inspire new perspectives about our role in North Carolina’s ecological future.


We’re pairing scientists and humanists in interactive explorations at the intersections of science, art, literature, history, and more. Through wandering conversations, rather than lectures, we’ll gather in community with experts to explore new ways to encounter the natural world.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch, comfortable walking shoes, and a sense of curiosity.


We will focus on plant life as well as the ways the natural world has inspired great poetry (and potentially other written work). Participants will be encouraged to wander and write on their own at the end of the program.


Alan S. Weakley, Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of the UNC Herbarium at the NC Botanical Garden

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Associate Professor in the UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature



COST: Free, advance registration is required and space is limited.

DATE and TIME: Thursday, March 21 | 12:30-2pm

LOCATION: NC Botanical Garden

WEATHER: These events will go forward in light rain or weather. We’ll send participants an email by 10am the day of the event, should we decide to cancel due to hazardous weather conditions.

Registration is available in advance online or by calling 919.962.1544 before 3pm on March 20th.

Register online or by calling 919.962.1544


March 21
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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NC Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
(919) 962-0522
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