Experience the magic of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory at night and get inspired by the potential of plants and people. Join USBG executive director and botanist Dr. Susan Pell in conversation with local experts as they discuss the role of plants in resilience, adaptation, and equity related to climate change challenges facing Washington, D.C.
You’ll hear first-hand from the researchers and community changemakers leading plant-centered climate change solutions around the District. Come with curiosity and leave with a renewed sense of hope about the potential of plants and people.
* 6-7 p.m.: Doors open at 6 p.m. Enjoy a selection of seasonal cocktails, mocktails, and delicious Korean-American small plates available for purchase from D.C.’s own Magpie and the Tiger.
* 7-7:45 p.m.: Panel discussion begins at 7 pm.
* 7:45-9 p.m.: Following the discussion, chat with Dr. Pell, guest panelists, and fellow attendees. You’ll be able to grab another drink and enjoy special access to explore the Conservatory after hours. Doors close at 9 p.m.
Intended Audience: Adult All Levels
Please note: Attendees of this program must be 21 and older. Food and beverages, as well as seating, will be limited. To guarantee your opportunity to find a seat and enjoy a drink and a snack, please arrive when doors open at 6 p.m.
This program is offered in collaboration with the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden. If you're interested in supporting educational programs through a donation to the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden, click here.
* Dr. Terri Adams-Fuller, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University;
* Erin Garnaas-Holmes, Climate Program Analyst at the DC Department of Energy and Environment;
* Dr. Jeremy Scott Hoffman, Director of Climate Justice and Impact at Groundwork USA;
* Kate Lee, Director, Office of Urban Agriculture at the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment;
* Dr. Susan Pell, Botanist and Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden
DATE: Thursday, February 22
TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Conservatory Garden Court
FREE: Pre-registration required. Register at https://usbg.swoogo.com/Cocktails-and-Conversations-Feb2024