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Lunch and Learn: American Chestnut

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 pm12:30 pm


Thursday, October 21, 2021
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
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Free / Donations welcome

The American chestnut tree survived all adversaries for 40 million years. It took only 40 for it to disappear. Dive into the herbarium and a take a closer look at this history with La’ Portia Perkins, natural resource scientist, researcher, advocate, and activist.

Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.

Free/Donations Welcome

About La’Portia Perkins

La’ Portia J. Perkins is Florida-born – Virginia-raised wildlife/forester, social scientist, artist, and poet. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology with a minor in Environmental Science and Policy from Clemson University and an M.S. in Forestry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. La’ Portia’s job and work centers the African-diasporic experience with land management and nature in the Southeast with a focus on storytelling and connection.

Portrait of La' Portia Perkins with arms folded and smiling

La’ Portia J. Perkins

dried leaves on paper from an American chestnut tree