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TED TALK What a Nun Can Teach a Scientist About Ecology August 22 at 3:30 PM on Zoom

What a Nun Can Teach a Scientist  About Ecology 

August 22nd at 3:30 PM on Zoom 

 lake patzcuaro

Photo courtesy of Amar Edwardo - non-commercial use.

Janet King, a Wellesley Neighbor, brings us another "idea worth spreading" from TED, this time focused on ecology.  To save the Achoque -- an exotic (and adorable) salamander found in Lake Patzcuaro in northern Mexico.

Scientists teamed up with an unexpected research partner: a group of nuns called the Sisters of the Immaculate Health. In this delightful talk, science journalist Victoria Gill shares the story of how this unusual collaboration can save the achoque from extinction -- and demonstrates how local and indigenous people could hold the secret to saving our planet's weird, wonderful and threatened species.

Here's a  link to the  thirteen minute TED Talk which we recommend you  watch before the Zoom event. 

smiling fish


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Monday, August 22, 2022, 3:30 PM
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