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Events

Friends of White's Woods sponsors a variety of events to help educate the community about the Nature Center and draw people into our community forest. Please join us. 

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2022-23 Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

"Natural Area Forests in US Cities:  Opportunities and Challenges."  Clara Pregitzer, PhD, Deputy Director of Conservation Science, Natural Areas Conservency, February 23, 2023, 4:00-5:00 PM
"The Tree of Outdoor Recreation," Nathan Reigner, Director of Outdoor Recreation, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, March 23, 2023, 4:00-5:00 PM 
FWW April webinar:  confirmation of details in progress.
"Tree diversity survey of Whites Woods Nature Center, Indiana County, PA."  Marion Holmes, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, May 25, 2023, 4:00-5:00 PM

Recordings of Past Webinars

"Climate Change - what past records of climate tell us about our future."  Steven Hoven, Dean, John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, IUP, January 26, 2023, 4:00-5:00 PM.
Webinar Recording.  Passcode:  Webinar#20
"Engaged Passive Management: Conservation Strategies of 23,000 acres of Massachusetts Forestlands."  Tom Lautzenheiser, Central/West Regional Scientist, Massachusetts Audubon November 10, 2023. 
Webinar Recording.  Passcode:  Webinar#19

"Dead Wood & Fungi:  Critical Parts of the Forest Ecosystems, with an Introduction to the Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art."  Jerry Hassinger, Pennsylvania Game Commission, retired.  John P. Booth, Executive Director Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art.  October 13, 2023. "Climate Change and Penn’s Woods – What Does the Future Hold?"
Webinar Recording.  Passcode:  Webinar#18

"Climate Change in Penn's Woods:  What does the Future Hold," Greg Czarnecki, Director of Applied Climate Science,
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
September 22, 2022
Webinar recording.  Passcode: Webinar#17
 
"Current Research on Community Experience of and Preferences about White’s Woods."  Dr. Susan Boser, Professor of Sociology, IUP & Adam Jones, doctoral student.  July 28, 4:00-5:00 PM. W
Webinar recording, Passcode Webinar#16

"What Improves a Forest?"
Jess Riddle, Executive Director, Georgia Forest Watch,
April 7. 2022
Webinar recording, passcode:  Webinar#15
 
"White's Woods Nature Center:  Current Value & Future Care" Friends of White's Woods Board of Directors
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 (noon)
Webinar recording, passcode:  Webinar#14
Options to Restore Forest Cover in Indiana, Pennsylvania to Help Tackle Climate Change”​
Dr. Susan Cook-Patton, Senior Forest Restoration Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Webinar recording, passcode: Webinar#13

​“Preserving Town-Owned Forests” Dr. Joan Maloof, author and Executive Director of Old-Growth Forest Network Thursday, January 27, 2022
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#12)
Swallowed by the Trees: The Unremembered History of White’s Woods
Dr. Kevin Patrick, IUP Geography and Regional Planning Department
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#11)

Invasive Plant Inventory and Management Report for White's Woods
Dr. Sara Keubbing and Dr. Marion Holmes, the University of Pittsburgh Invasion Ecology Research Lab—October 21, 2021 
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#10)

Carbon Offsets: Producing Income from Valuable Greenspace” 
Alyson Fearon, Senior Director of Community Conservation and Resiliency for the Allegheny Land Trust—September 28, 2021 
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#9)

2022-23 In-Person Events

Upcoming Events​​

  • April 22, 2023,  Earth Day Walk to White's Woods
  • May TBA Medicinal Plant Walk, Dana Driscoll

Past Events

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2020-21 Webinars

Ecological Impact of Invasive Plant Species
Dr. Sara Keubbing and Dr. Marion Holmes, the University of Pittsburgh Invasion Ecology Research Lab—May 20, 2021
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#8)
Restoration Project at Hartley Wood
Shari Edelson Director of Operations, The Arboretum at Penn State—April 15, 2021
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#7)
i-Tree Analysis of White’s Woods
Todd Sherbondy, Davey Tree Experts—March 4, 2021
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#6)
Comfortable spaces for uncomfortable conversations: The Climate and Rural Systems Partnership of Western Pennsylvania
Dr. Bonnie McGill, Carnegie Natural History Museum—February 11, 2021    
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#5)
 
“Community Forests: Benefits for Birds and People—Options and Challenges”
Dr. Margaret Brittingham, Penn State University—January 14, 2021
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Webinar#4) 
“The Role of Trees and Forests in Managing Stormwater”
Vincent Cotrone - Penn State Extension- November 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.!
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Seminar#3) 
Forester Mike Wolf will present seminar on the health of White's Woods

Held on: October 22, 2020 - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Watch recording of seminar (Password: Seminar#2)

Allegheny GoatscapeInvasive Species Removal
Held on: Sept 24, 2020 from 4;00-5:00 p.m.
Watch recording of seminar (Password: Seminar#1)

2020-21 In-Person Events

  • May 1, 2021: WWNC Plant Walk, the Evergreen Conservancy

  • April 17, 2021: WWNC Bird Walk, Margaret and Roger Higbee, Todd Bird Club

  • October 20, 2020: The "heArts of Wood" Painting Exhibit and Photography Show

  • October 2020: Walk in Penn's Woods

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