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NOVA's Green Festival 2021

RESTORE THE EARTH: A Discussion of the Interconnections and Relationships Between Humans and Natural Processes.

NOVA's Annual Green Festival 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
10:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Online - Via Zoom

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Keynote and Q&A:

Keynote Speaker: Dr Wallace Nichols - 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
How Being Near, In, On, or Underwater Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do.

Q&A Group Session with Attendees and Students - 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration for Keynote and Q&A

Afternoon Sessions:

Session: Presentation on Bees - 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Martha Kiene, EAS Master Beekeeper, President - Virginia State Beekeeping Association.

Session: Sustainable Food, Farming & Forests - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hala Elbarmil, Greenhouse and Gardens Coordinator, GMU
Examples of Restoration and Natural Connection in an Urban Setting.

Session: Leave No Trace - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nancy Chamberlain, Former NOVA Professor, Current GMU Professor.
Leave No Trace Principles and How Individuals Interact with Nature and the Environment.

Zoom Registration for Afternoon Sessions

 Your Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wallace Nichols

Dr. Wallace NicholsDr. Wallace "J" Nichols - called a “Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine, “a visionary" by Outside Magazine, a "water warrior" by AQUATICS International, a "friend of the sea" by Experience Life Magazine, and "the godfather of water" by Irish Life Health and Santa Cruz Waves Magazine — is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).

Dr. Nichols collaborates tirelessly to create the new story of water and share it with the world. This story includes the vast cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, physical, and spiritual benefits that we can all derive from healthy waters and oceans throughout our lives.

In 2017 Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama presented the Champion of Change Award at the World Oceans Festival on Governor’s Island, New York to Dr. Nichols.

Nichols' experiences and creativity as a field research scientist, government consultant, founder and director of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations, teacher, mentor, parent, and advisor all support his quest to build a stronger, more inclusive and diverse blue movement.

This event is free and open to the public.