Lecture: Jack Carman — “Benefits of Nature and Healing”
Wednesday, November 6, 6 p.m., Learning Center Auditorium
CEU Credits: 1.2 CEU credits will be available ($12) for landscape architects
Join Jack Carman, FASLA, RLA, CAPS, president of Design for Generations LLC, as he presents “Benefits of Nature and Healing.” Continuing research studies validate the concept that access to nature can help reduce stress, refresh our minds, strengthen our immune systems and help us recover sooner from illness. These specialized gardens can be found in senior care communities, healthcare facilities, schools, public parks and many other settings. These unique garden environments maximize the effectiveness of clinical treatments for illness. Jack Carman is a landscape architect with more than 20 years experience in the analysis, planning, design and management of outdoor spaces. As a design consultant, Carman has specialized in creating therapeutic exterior environments for senior communities and healthcare facilities. Refreshments follow the lecture at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium Lobby. This event is free and open to the public. 1.2 CEU credits are available for $12 for landscape architects. Information: 267-468-8181.
ASLA College Alumni Tailgate
Friday, November 15, 8 to 10 p.m.,
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Visit the ASLA conference Website for registration details
Join Temple University alumni, faculty and students from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at the ASLA College Alumni Tailgate during the American Society of Landscape Architects annual conference!
Be sure to wear your school Cherry and White to the largest social event of the entire meeting — a record 47 schools are participating! This celebration will feature tailgate snacks, music and a cash bar. Each participating school hosts a designated area for students, alumni, and faculty to gather and show their school pride. Prizes will be awarded for “Most School Spirit,” “Best Decorations,” and the Cornhole Tournament Champion. On Monday, November 18, the ASLA Professional and Student Awards Ceremony will be held in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at Noon. The event is free and open to all meeting attendees, family, and guests. Student honorees this year include Diana Fernandez and Amy Syverson, graduates of Temple’s Landscape Architecture bachelor’s program, who will be presented with a national Student Award of Excellence in the “Communications” category for Above, Below, Beyond. Information: 267-468-8181.
School of Environmental Design Undergraduate Information Session and Tour
Thursday, November 7, 4 p.m., Meet in West Hall Lobby
Learn about the programs and offerings in the School of Environmental Design. Information about the Bachelor of Science degrees in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Community Development will be presented at these 45 to 60 minute sessions. Advising staff will share information about undergraduate program requirements and opportunities for both freshman and transfer students. Admissions staff will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements as well as answer any questions about the application process. Information on the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University and the Center for Sustainable Communities will also be highlighted. An optional tour of campus and the arboretum will follow the presentation. Information: 267-468-8100, firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.
Lecture: David Robertson — “Stewardship Challenges in a Suburban Natural Area: Deer, Floods, Invasive Plants and People”
Friday, November 8, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Bright Hall Lounge
Join David Robertson, Director of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, as he presents “Stewardship Challenges in a Suburban Area.” Managers of urban and suburban natural areas are confronted with challenges of scale not faced by managers working in less disturbed landscapes. Through specific examples, Dr. Robertson will explore the four principal characteristics of urbanized ecosystems that are responsible for the extraordinary difficulties confronting urban natural area managers — fragmentation, habitat reduction, human proximity and land use changes. He will conclude with a “thought experiment” about the successional trajectory of urban ecosystems without human stewardship. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 267-468-8181.
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