Viewers can learn the science behind the “green” movement when sessions from Adkins Arboretum’s Spring Symposium,Earth’s Green Mantle—How it Works, are broadcast on Chesapeake Regional TV (CRTV). Held at Chesapeake College in May, the Symposium introduced participants to the fundamental scientific principles behind pressing conservation issues.
Led by some of the region’s most respected scientists and educators, the sessions cover plant physiology, the role of pollinators, the science of soils, evolutionary biology, ecosystems and biodiversity and fresh water resources. An opening talk by Dr. Doug Tallamy, entomologist and chair of the University of Delaware’s Department of Entomolgy and Wildlife Ecology, will also air. The talk provides an overview of life’s interconnectivity and the power of native plants to sustain wildlife.
The sessions will air Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. beginning Mon., Oct. 20 and will continue through mid-November.
CRTV is the Atlantic Broadband public access cable channel for Chesapeake College and the residents of Queen Anne’s County. The station coordinates public, educational and government access programming and encourages the community to produce programming that serves viewers. The CRTV studios are located in the Learning Resource Center at Chesapeake College’s Wye Mills campus.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.