Lunch and Learn: American Chestnut
Thursday, October 21, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
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.
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.