The Stone Barn in Dartmouth emerges not only as a historic landmark but also as a hub for environmental discussions and community involvement.

Every Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, this rustic venue on 786 Horseneck Road opens its doors to host a Speaker Series, inviting people to explore the newest efforts in protecting, restoring, advocating, and sustaining the local environment.

The Stone Barn's Speaker Series brings together curious locals from Westport, Dartmouth, and beyond. It's a special chance for them to meet experts and each other, sharing their love for taking care of the environment and working together for positive change.

Mark your calendars and join in for an inspiring lineup of topics and speakers:

Living Well in a Changing Climate
Speaker: Alison Smart
Executive Director at Probable Futures
Thursday, May 23rd

Kicking off the series, Alison Smart, the Executive Director at Probable Futures, will show ways to handle climate challenges and live sustainably. Her ideas will motivate people and communities to adjust and succeed despite environmental changes.

International Horseshoe Crab Day
Speaker: Dr. Sara Grady
Senior Coastal Ecologist at Mass Audubon
Thursday, June 27th

On this special occasion, Dr. Sara Grady, a distinguished Senior Coastal Ecologist at Mass Audubon, will shed light on the importance of these ancient marine creatures and their significance in coastal ecosystems. If you've ever wanted to learn about the vital role of horseshoe crabs in our local environment, Dr. Gravy has you covered.

Salt Marsh Resilience in Buzzards Bay
Speaker: Gene Albanese PhD
Senior Conservation Ecologist at Mass Audubon
Thursday, July 18th

Dr. Gene Albanese, an experienced ecologist at Mass Audubon, will talk about how salt marshes in Buzzards Bay bounce back from challenges. He'll discuss ways to keep them healthy and emphasize how important they are for fighting climate change and protecting wildlife.

Sustainable Solutions
Speaker: Laura Gardner
Co-Chair from Climate Reality Massachusetts Southcoast
Thursday, August 22nd

Wrapping up the series, Laura Gardner, Co-Chair of Climate Reality Massachusetts Southcoast, will share practical ideas for creating a greener future. Her knowledge will help people make a difference in their communities and beyond.

This free event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Helen Ellis Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Mark your calendars, come to the Stone Barn, and help lead the charge toward a healthier and stronger future.

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