Conservation in Action: Coming Together to Solve
our Coast’s Biggest Challenges
How Do We Tell our Story?
Visual Storytelling with Brian Skerry
Tuesday, February 9
February 2 (7-8:15 pm): How Do We Save a Species?
Saving the North Atlantic right whale with Carl Safina and Wendy Paulson
Join author Carl Safina and conservation advocate Wendy Paulson as they reflect on species conservation and our relationship with the natural world. Using lessons learned from other wildlife conservation efforts, they’ll discuss possible strategies for preventing the extinction of our beloved state marine mammal. Free and open to the public, but advance registration is required!
Learn more about North Atlantic right whales and wildlife conservation on our Conference Resources page.
February 9 (7-8:15 pm): How Do We Tell Our Story?
Inspiring a Conservation Ethic from Deep Beneath our Oceans with Brian Skerry
From right whales and leatherback sea turtles to sharks and harp seals, award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has had an up-close view of some of our planet’s most incredible undersea species. Join Brian as he shares his unique encounters with some of the most fascinating marine animals on the planet. We’ll go on a virtual deep dive under the sea and be inspired to find new ways to share the coast we love with others.
February 16 (7-8:15 pm): How Can We Do Better?
Making our Conservation Movement more Inclusive and Equitable for All, with J. Drew Lanham and Josiah Watts
February 23 (7-8:15 pm): How Do We Save Our Future?
An Intergenerational Call to Action on Climate with Bill McKibben and Brionté McCorkle
All ages must play a role in protecting our environment. Join author, environmentalist, and 350.org founder Bill McKibben, in conversation with the director of Georgia Conservation Voters Brionté McCorkle, as they share their unique perspectives on the environmental movement, how far it’s come, and where we must go if we are to successfully save our planet for future generations.
March 2 (7-8:15 pm): How Can We Make a Difference?
Reflecting on the Life, Legacy, and Service of Jimmy Carter with Jonathan Alter, Gus Speth, and Jason Carter
We all want to make the most of the lives we are given. A few of us leave a lasting legacy. Join journalist and author Jonathan Alter, environmental lawyer, advocate, and NRDC co-founder Gus Speth, and moderator, Chairman of The Carter Center, Jason Carter, as they reflect on the life and impact of Jimmy Carter—and how, as a volunteer, advocate, elected official, and human being, he changed the world.
Thank you to our 2021 Choosing to Lead Sponsors!
VP, Education & Communications
“Choosing to Lead is open to everyone who loves this special place—students and educators, volunteers and advocates, faith leaders, elected officials, writers and artists, and more. Simply put, if you’re inspired by Georgia’s one-of-a-kind coast, this conference is for YOU!”
Please contact Catherine for more information about our 2021 Choosing to Lead series.