• Two Full Days of Public Lectures, Roundtable Discussions,

    Book Readings, and Film Screenings

    Biodiversity Days March 3–4, 2016
  • “Biodiversity in a Changing Climate: Three Perspectives”

    March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Theater in Durham, NC

    Biodiversity Days March 3–4, 2016
  • Help Save The Immensity Of Life Upon Which We Absolutely Depend,

    And Which Depends Upon Us

    Join Us In Our Work To Protect Biodiversity

    And Care For Our Planet
  • 2016 PEN / E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Shortlist Announced

    Recommended Reading
  • Winner of the “Best Writing” and “Conservation Hero”

    Awards at the Jackson Hole Film Festival

    "E.O. Wilson — Of Ants and Men"
  • Experience the Inspiring Rebirth of an African Wilderness

    "Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise"
  • E.O. Wilson Wants Us to Leave Half of the Earth Alone—Here’s Why

    E.O.Wilson Profiled in Audubon Magazine
  • Photographs from the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

    Now on Display at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University

    “Inspired by Nature” Exhibition
  • A Rich Video Collection of E.O. Wilson Across Decades

    With Footage from Biodiversity Days and Other Lectures

    Watch Again: Inspiration from E.O. Wilson

Join Us for Biodiversity Days!

Join us on March 3 - 4, 2016 in Durham, NC for two full days of public lectures, roundtable discussions, book readings, and film screenings addressing the most important conservation issues of our time.

Evening highlights include:

• Thursday, March 3 – The James and Cathleen Stone Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity: “Biodiversity in a Changing Climate: Three Perspectives” with Tom Lovejoy, Healy Hamilton, and Mark Anderson. Moderated by Stuart Pimm. At The Carolina Theatre

• Friday, March 4 – Double Feature: “The Forgotten Coast” with Scientific Cast (Mallory Dimmitt, Joe Guthrie) and Director (Eric Bendick) & “Racing Extinction” with Stuart Pimm. At Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment.

All events are free and open to the public, but you must have a ticket.
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  • Our Approach
    1. Innovative educational engagement that creates a fuller sense of the importance of the living environment and inspires action.
  • Our Approach
    2. Model field research that helps us understand what is there and how to best care for it.
  • Our Approach
    3. Transformation of vital natural areas into classrooms and places for education and compassionate involvement.

By enhancing our public understanding of biodiversity, we can foster a culture of stewardship in which people are inspired to conserve and protect the natural world.




Inspired by Nature

A Collaborative Storytelling Project
In May 2013, students from all over the country came to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve near New Orleans, Louisiana, for a National Park Service/National Geographic BioBlitz. Together, they developed a sense of awe about the natural world as they worked together with volunteer scientists, teachers, and other community members to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible within the 24-hour event.
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