CANCELED: Stewardship Series: Mira Lloyd Dock and Women in Conservation History
This event is now canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Women played a major role in creating the conservation movement. While suffragists were working to achieve “votes for women,” women were also advocating for conservation of natural resources and for environmental protection. Mira Lloyd Dock, of Harrisburg—a botanist, lecturer and activist—was influential at state, national and international levels. A member of the PA Forestry Commission (the first woman appointed to PA government), Dock championed science-based conservation, reforestation and anti-pollution laws. In 2016 the PA Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources honored her legacy by naming the state tree nursery the Mira Lloyd Dock Resource Conservation Center. Susan Rimby, author of Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement, will present a program centered on Dock’s work and the larger context of the role women played in conservation history. Books will be available for purchase.
Susan Rimby, Ph.D., retired Founding Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education at Lock Haven University
4:30–6:00 p.m.: Votes for Women exhibit open to attendees
6:30–8:30 p.m.: Program
Attendees may visit the Votes For Women exhibit from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m.
Questions? Call 610.388.8340