MacMarsh: from Parking to Paradise

Faculty members and community experts connected with the MacMarsh initiative will present views on the challenges and benefits of restoring a wetland marsh on west campus Parking Lot M. This three-part panel will reflect on the past, present and future of the wetland marsh.

Open to the public. No registration required. A public reception and student art exhibition in the Wilson Hall Atrium will follow the presentation.

Randy Kay (Restore Cootes)
Tys Theysmeyer (Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens)
Ken Cruikshank (Dean of Humanities, moderator)
Logan MacDonald (School of the Arts/ Indigenous perspective)

Susan Dudley (Biology – buffer and bioswales)
Wayne Terryberry (Nature at McMaster, moderator)
Jim Quinn (Biology – fish and birds)

Patricia Johanson (Hooker Visiting Scholar, landscape architect, artist)
Mike Waddington (Geography and Earth Science – hydrology)
Nancy Doubleday (Peace Studies)

This event is a part of Paradise Revisited series. McMaster University’s natural lands and environs are the setting for an ambitious, multi-facted, six-month-long initiative which welcomes faculty, staff, students and community members to re-acquaint themselves with our rich landscape

Activities include field trips, panel discussions, lectures, readings, art activities and exhibitions. Participants are provided with sketchbooks to document their observations; and these sketchbooks will be shared at a showcase on October 25.

Sponsor: Socrates Project

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 10:00AM to 12:30PM

Concert Hall, L.R. Wilson Building, McMaster University
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Sponsor: Socrates Project