Coral Gables , United States
December 16th, 2011
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About this event
Join us for a relaxed evening of provocative TED talks and videos under the stars at the Fairchild Tropical and Botanical Gardens. Speakers will be discussing the uniqueness of Miami, how you live it, sustain it, protect it and develop it.
Scientists, foodies, thinkers, architects and educators will be invited to come and share their ideas on assisted migration, the blue butterfly, ecosystems, brain food, garden’s that feed the city, eating for success…and much more.
Carl Lewis, Scientist, Explorer and Director of Fairchild Tropical and Botanic Garden in Miami Florida, explains the moment of inspiration that led him to become a scientist, and how his 6 year-old daughter has helped pollinate the African sausage trees at Fairchild. She is an example of his formula for inspiring today's children to discover, enjoy and take on science as a career.
Chad Oppenheim, architect, takes us on a journey from Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained. Today, architects must go beyond building "green" to rebuild Earth's ecosystems.
Nick Gunia, Founder and Chair of Dream in Green, explains his journey from the corporate dream to his "dream in green", and how what appeared a complex problem had a simple solution: children as the agents of change for a better, more sustainable world.
- Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination
- Jonathan Drori: Every pollen grain has a story
- Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it!
- Andy Hobsbawm: Do the green thing
- Eric Berlow: Simplifying complexity
- Joshua Klein: A thought experiment on the intelligence of crows
- Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air
Venue and Details
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables , 33156
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