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2nd Annual Harvard Forest Winter Break Week a Success

February 1, 2012
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Debby Kaspari leading art workshop

Ten Harvard students with concentrations ranging from Linguistics to Biology participated in the immersive Harvard Forest Winter Break Week, "Reading the New England Landscape," from January 15 to 20. Harvard researchers in Paleoecology, Atmospheric Sciences, Natural History, Conservation, and Landscape Design led daily field walks and hands-on activities; renowned artists including former Bullard fellow Debby Kaspari led art and illustration workshops; and HF staff led creative writing workshops—all with the purpose of encouraging multiple perspectives on complex issues in ecology and conservation. At the week's conclusion, one student reflected, "Humans need to engage nature from its full capacity--from scientific knowledge to artistic expression--in order to bring about understanding and to affect meaningful policy in today's world." 

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