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ENVX Symposium

Fall Schedule

The full schedule of fall 2020 events for our 23rd ENVX Symposium is listed below, with event times in U.S. Pacific Time. All events will be held online via Zoom to extend our reach of participants and promote safe interaction. All events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the LC student lunch.

Some events have limited capacity, and others encourage preparation, thus pre-registration is strongly recommended. All pre-registration can be done below: you may register for one or more events. Note that many events recommend preparatory activities prior to the session!…see the Session Preparation page.

Pre-registration is required for the LC student lunch on Thursday, and the Conservation Conversations events with Narrative 4 on Wednesday and Thursday.


Monday, October 19

5:00-6:00 pm  Symposium Preview
Please join us for the Symposium kick-off event!  You will meet fellow participants, hear about Symposium events and partners, share your ideas on contemporary conservation, and have the opportunity to pre-register for individual events if you have not already done so.  


Tuesday, October 20

2:00-3:30 pm  Conservation Around the World, session 1:  Australia, Ecuador, and New Zealand
International experts from the Lewis & Clark College Overseas and Off-Campus Programs were interviewed about important conservation topics in their countries, giving you the opportunity to participate in a facilitated discussion that situates conservation in these geographic contexts.   

4:00-5:30 pm  Conservation and Cities
This is one of four sessions that were developed out of the ENVX Academy Summer Reading Group.  This Zoom-based weekly group brought together Lewis & Clark faculty, staff, current students and alumni as well as prospective LC students to discuss issues of biodiversity conservation. The session focuses on opportunities and challenges doing biodiversity conservation in urban areas. More information on preparation will be provided soon.

6:00-7:30 pm  Conservation and the Anthropocene
This is one of four sessions that were developed out of the ENVX Academy Summer Reading Group. This Zoom-based weekly group brought together Lewis & Clark faculty, staff, current students and alumni as well as prospective LC students to discuss issues of biodiversity conservation. The session focuses on what conservation means in the Anthropocene, an era in which Earth is increasingly dominated by human activities. More information on preparation will be provided soon.

  • Register here
  • Zoom link
  • Session preparation
  • Session facilitators: Lynda Douglas, MST, LC alumna ’74 (Biology); McKenna Teigland, LC alumna ’18 (English/Psychology); Kristina Shea, prospective LC student

Wednesday, October 21

4:00-6:00 pm  Conservation Conversations, session 1
In partnership with Narrative 4, a global organization that promotes story exchanges, participants will have the opportunity to share personal experiences of conservation with individuals from around the world.  There will be two separate sessions; participants should pre-register for only one. More information on preparation will be provided soon, but interested participant can begin to think about this prompt:  Tell a story about a wild animal or plant you have encountered, and its effect upon you.

6:00-7:30 pm  Conservation and Coronavirus
This is one of four sessions that were developed out of the ENVX Academy Summer Reading Group. This Zoom-based weekly group brought together Lewis & Clark faculty, staff, current students and alumni as well as prospective LC students to discuss issues of biodiversity conservation. The session focuses on connections between the current coronavirus epidemic and conservation. More information on preparation will be provided soon.

8:00-9:30 pm  Conservation Around the World, session 2:  East Africa and Thailand
International partners from the Lewis & Clark College Overseas and Off-Campus Programs were interviewed about important conservation topics in their countries, giving you the opportunity to participate in a facilitated discussion that situates conservation in these geographic contexts. Participants are encouraged to view brief interview videos and read background literature provided before the session. More information on preparation will be provided soon.


Thursday, October 22

10:00 am-12:00 pm  Conservation Conversations, session 2
In partnership with Narrative 4, a global organization that promotes story exchanges, participants will have the opportunity to share personal experiences of conservation with individuals from around the world. There will be two separate sessions; participants should pre-register for only one. More information on preparation will be provided soon, but interested participant can begin to think about this prompt: Tell a story about a wild animal or plant you have encountered, and its effect upon you.

12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch discussion for LC students
Current Lewis & Clark students are invited to participate in a lunch time discussion about the week’s events. Space is limited and registration is required.  On-campus participants can pick up box lunches at The Bon, paid for by ENVS.  

  • The deadline to request a box lunch from The Bon has passed, but students can still attend the session through the Zoom link listed below.
  • Zoom link
  • Session facilitators:  Tobias Varntoft, current ENVS major; Sawyer Mauk, current LC student

3:00-4:30 pm  Conservation and Race
This is one of four sessions that were developed out of the ENVX Academy Summer Reading Group. This Zoom-based weekly group brought together Lewis & Clark faculty, staff, current students and alumni as well as prospective LC students to discuss issues of biodiversity conservation. The session focuses on historical and current connections between race and conservation. More information on preparation will be provided soon.

5:00-6:30 pm  Closing Session
Join participants in a final discussion about the week’s events, and enjoy the opportunity to network and consider next steps.

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