Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate hosts a special opportunity for you to see the acclaimed new film by director John Feldman on the life, ideas, and profound impacts of Lynn Margulis. While the film is nearly 2.5 hrs, it is in ten remarkable chapters, and is often riveting as well as of course thought-provoking.  After the film, there will be a panel discussion including director Feldman, and friends and colleagues of Lynn, namely Betsey Dexter Dyer (Wheaton), Jim MacAllister and Doug Zook (U Mass Boston). Registration at 

Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution is a new documentary created by award-winning filmmaker John Feldman. It weaves a complex story about how the radical ideas of scientist Lynn Margulis are fostering a new approach to understanding life which encourages a symbiotic and cooperative lifestyle. It strikes at the very core of the mechanistic worldview that success comes only through competitive struggle.

Through education, policy and outreach, Biodiversity for a Livable Climate's mission is to promote the power of the natural world to stabilize the climate and to restore biodiversity to ecosystems worldwide. Collaborating with organizations around the globe, we advocate for the restoration of soil, and of grassland, forest, wetland, coastal and ocean ecosystems–along with the associated carbon, water and nutrient cycles – to draw down excess atmospheric greenhouse gases, cool the biosphere, and reverse global warming, for the benefit of all people and all life on earth.

Co-sponsored by Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE), Encyclopedia of Life, and Harvard Extension School Environmental Club (HESEC).

Contact Name: 

Paula Phipps

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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