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Speaker Series – Joan Maloof

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015

Joan Maloof is the Founder and Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, a nonprofit organization creating a network of forests across the US that will remain forever unlogged and open to the public (www.OldGrowthForest.net ). She is the author of two forest related books: Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest, and Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests. Maloof studied Plant Science at the University of Delaware (BS), Environmental Science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (MS), and Ecology at the University of Maryland College Park (PhD). Maloof is a Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University in Maryland, where she founded the Environmental Studies program.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host a talk and book signing by Dr. Maloof on Tuesday, September 8th. This event will take place at 7pm in the Carnahan Theater on the the Jamestown Community College campus in Jamestown, NY. This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend the talk, please contact Amy Hudson at (716)665-2473 x227 or ahudson@rtpi.org for details.

Description of Talk

How can we save the Earth? Specifically, how can we stop the downward spiral of the Earth’s forests? Joan Maloof has considered this question from the viewpoint of a scientist, a teacher, an author, an activist, and most recently a nonprofit director. In this evening gathering for tree lovers she will share stories from her journey. Finally she will discuss the Old-Growth Forest Network, a young organization that is quickly making a positive difference. Light refreshments will be provided compliments of Chris Merchant from Mariner’s Express. Book signing will follow immediately after the talk.

Joan Maloof, Founder and Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network and author of Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest, and Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests.

Joan Maloof, Founder and Director of the Old-Growth Forest Network and author of Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest, and Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests.