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Wild Hope: Community Screening & Discussion with Buffalo Toronto Public Media

The Buffalo Museum of Science and Buffalo Toronto Public Media invite you to join us for a community screening and discussion of Wild Hope on June 12, 2024 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

During the event, we will screen the episode “The Big Oyster” which tells the story of an alliance of architects, restaurateurs, scientists, and high school students deploying one billion oysters to restore New York Harbor and protect the city from climate change.

Following the screening, hear about restoration projects and issues in our local Great Lakes ecosystem from a panel of Research Associates with the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. Panel discussion on freshwater restoration in WNY with local experts including:
  • Zachary Goodrich, Head of Land Stewardship, Tifft Nature Preserve; Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences
  • Abbey Hines, MEd Collections Assistant – Zoology / Go Fish! Project Manager; Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences
  • Corey A. Krabbenhoft, PhD, Assistant Professor; Department of Biological Sciences; University at Buffalo Research Areas: Aquatic ecology; Freshwater ecosystems; Fisheries
  • Isabel Porto-Hannes, PhD – Teaching Assistant Professor; Department of Environment and Sustainability; University at Buffalo Research Assistant Professor; Department of Biological Sciences; University at Buffalo Research Areas: Freshwater Mussel Conservation, Aquatic Restoration, Limnology
  • Shannon Seneca, PhD, REHS/RS, EIT, Six Nations of the Grand River Mohawk, Turtle Clan, Research Assistant Professor; Department of Indigenous Studies; University at Buffalo
  • Moderated by Holly A. Schreiber, PhD Chief Scientist, Buffalo Museum of Science, Tifft Nature Preserve; Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences

About Wild Hope | WILD HOPE is a new series of short films highlighting the intrepid changemakers who are working to restore and protect our planet. Each half-hour episode inspires audiences with stories of bold interventions, unexpected alliances, and nature’s resilience. Whether tapping oysters to clean New York City waters and prevent flooding, or growing coffee to save Mozambican rainforests, the series reveals how local action can spark powerful change—and provides a refreshing dose of hope in an increasingly cynical world.

All ages, advance registration recommended, free


Jun 12 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway