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Becoming Urban Nature: NYC's Washington Square Park from 1609 to 2021

About this event

Washington Square Park in New York City, NY is known for its historical architecture such as the Washington Arch, which was named in commemoration of the nation's first president. Less known are the historical ecologies of this 9.75 acre parcel in the heart of Greenwich Village. Join Georgia for this engaging online lecture as she leads a virtual, guided exploration of the past, present, and in-between ecologies of the park. 

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    Georgia Silvera Seamans

    Georgia Silvera Seamans trained as an urban & community forester. An independent researcher & freelance writer, her work has been published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening and Journal of Arboriculture. She holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Yale School of the Environment, and UC Berkeley.

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    Libby Rhoads Public Programs Supervisor @ U.S. Botanic Garden

U.S. Botanic Garden

Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.