BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE WINTER LECTURE SERIES All lectures are held in the Auditorium in the Preserve’s Visitor Center with general admission seating. For more information, please call (215) 862-2924. Join us for an energizing and enlightening ex
GardenNews.biz - Jan 18,2017 - BOWMAN'S HILL WILDFLOWER PRESERVE WINTER LECTURE SERIES
Winter Lecture Series
Shake off the winter doldrums by joining us for our annual Winter Lecture Series. This popular series features presentations by fascinating speakers Sundays in January and February, from 2 - 3 p.m.
Knowledgeable lecturers address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants, native wildlife and other related topics.
All lectures are held in the Auditorium in the Preserve’s Visitor Center with general admission seating. For more information, please call (215) 862-2924. Join us for an energizing and enlightening experience!
2017 Winter Lecture Series Ticket Prices:
Members and fulltime students: $8 per lecture
Non-members: $12 per lecture
Educational program fees include admission to the Preserve. We accept and encourage pre-registration: (215) 862-2924. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.
Special offer: Purchase a book of tickets for all eight lectures and save over 20%!
Members and fulltime students: $50 (full price: $64)
Non-members: $76 (full price: $96)
BHWP offers a special price to anyone who buys a book of tickets for the complete series of eight lectures. This is a great way to save money and support the Preserve’s educational mission. Each ticket entitles the holder to one admission per lecture. Ticket books may be purchased in advance by calling the Preserve at (215) 862-2924, or they may be purchased at the door.
Seating for all lectures is general admission, so please arrive early to get the seat of your choice.
2017 Winter Lecture Series Schedule:
January 22nd - Gardening to Protect Water: Mitigating Polluted Stormwater Runoff with "Green Infrastructure"
The federal Clean Water Act of 1972 eliminated most direct discharges of untreated industrial and human waste into the nation’s rivers. Unfortunately, 25 years later our streams and rivers are still failing to meet clean water standards, mostly due to unregulated polluted stormwater runoff. This problem is getting worse due to impacts of climate change on hydrology and continued development of our watersheds but “Green Infrastructure” strategies offer hope. This talk will explain the problem and solutions that can be implemented on multiple scales. The lecture will include an explanation of the Watershed Association’s efforts at the new Watershed Center in Hopewell Township and in municipalities in our region.
Jim Waltman is the Executive Director of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, serves as a member of the State Agriculture Development Committee, and is a founding Board member of ReThinkEnergyNJ, a non-profit public education organization seeking to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. Prior to joining the Watershed Association in 2005, he served as an environmental lobbyist in Washington, DC for 15 years, working for the National Audubon Society and The Wilderness Society on wildlife, water and wilderness issues.
January 29th - Our Nighttime Neighbors: the Ecology and Behavior of Bats
Second only to rodents, bats are a diverse group of mammals with a little over 1,300 known species. By eating insect pests, dispersing seeds and pollinating flowers, bats provide essential services to humanity