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Town Hall Discussion: Climate Change and Our Food Supply
July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Annapolis Green and presenting sponsor Hannon Armstrong will invite the public to the second in a year-long series of talks on Climate Change at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater on Tuesday, July 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program, entitled “Tread Lightly on the Earth,” will feature a panel of experts who will address how the local food supply may be affected in the face of a rapidly changing planet.
Expert speakers will explain how the accelerated pace of Climate Change is affecting food supply chains, on land and in the Bay and oceans, in easy-to-understand presentations. They will address the topics of adaptation and resiliency, answer questions and engage in a two-way discussion with the audience.
Bert Drake, Ph.D., Smithsonian scientist emeritus
Anna Chaney, farmer, chef and caterer
Sara Via, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maryland, and Co-lead, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Climate Health Action Team
Dolores R. Piperno, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
A speaker on the effect of climate change on seafood from the bounty of the Chesapeake and the oceans in general
The presentations will be followed by Green Drinks Annapolis, allowing the audience to continue the conversation and speak with the panelists over a cocktail or soft drink and appetizers.
Mathias Lab Atrium
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater