Future Ecologies of Arlington
Adult Enrichment / Curious Minds -
By 2080, the Boston region’s climate will be like that of Baltimore today—about 7–10 degrees warmer on average. What does this mean for our local ecosystems, and how do we plan to support them during this transition? Discover the surprising stories of the ecologies you inhabit and learn climate-smart practices that will help seed the ecosystems of the future. Consider the town’s landscape ecology and how our yards, open spaces, and transportation corridors support the flora and fauna we live alongside. Discuss practices that residents can incorporate into their gardens and stewardship activities to help native species adapt. We will also look at Town initiatives and volunteer efforts that are considering climate adaptation for the more-than-human world.
Mr. Morgan comes to the Town of Arlington with several years of experience in environmental research, planning, and policy. Originally from Maine, he completed his Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Tufts University. Mr. Morgan previously worked as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellow for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he investigated ecosystem-based climate change adaptation and policy, especially concerning New England’s wetlands and coastal ecosystems. Prior to his graduate study, he developed small, worker-owned businesses and led economic justice policy initiatives. Mr. Morgan received his Bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.