The Conserving Carolina Speaker Series features educational events at four locations in our service area –Walnut Creek Preserve, Landrum Library, Laughing Waters Retreat, in Gerton, and Hendersonville Green Drinks. Each speaker series hosts experts and enthusiasts from all over the Carolinas who share their knowledge on interesting and relevant topics of nature, wildlife, recreation, and so on.
Find out more about each series below and consider attending an event near you!
Walnut Creek Preserve
The Conserving Carolina Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve is held at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center once a month on a Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. This series aims to connect the community to nature by educating them on topics of environmental and natural importance. Among many topics, speakers have presented on the biodiversity of the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment, the role of native plants in the landscape, and Cherokee people and invasive species.
The Conserving Carolina Speaker Series at Landrum Library is held in the Meeting Room of the library. Programs take place on a Tuesday or Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. February – August. This series aims to connect the community to nature by educating them on topics of environmental and natural importance. Speakers’ topics have included spring wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Mountains, salamanders of the Carolinas, and endangered plants of the Piedmont.
Hendersonville Green Drinks
Hendersonville Green Drinks is a collaboration between Conserving Carolina and MountainTrue. It is held the second Thursday of each month at 6:00. It is hosted at TDB in downtown Hendersonville. However, during the COVID pandemic, these monthly events were being held online. We are working to resume this speaker series, in person, so stay tuned, and look forward to joining us at Green Drinks to learn more about current environmental issues, have relevant discussions, and connect with like-minded people.
Speaker Series at Laughing Waters Retreat
The Conserving Carolina Speaker Series at Laughing Waters Retreat is held quarterly, either in the rustic retreat center or in the new outdoor pavilion on a Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. This series aims to connect the community to nature by educating them on topics of environmental and natural importance.