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Symposium - A Life Adapted Workshop

  • Elizabeth Lawrence House 348 Ridgewood Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209 (map)

This program is exclusively offered to area high school youth.

Join National Geographic Explorer & Filmmaker Alizé Carrère as she shares stories from her travels around the world looking at innovative human adaptations to environmental change. Alizé will present three case studies on her work, including a short film on the floating gardens of Bangladesh, followed by a stroll through the Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary and SEED Wildlife Garden.

Together, we’ll examine global and local biodiversity, human resourcefulness, and the importance of remaining an adaptable species in the face of global change.

Symposium Workshop - Alizé Carrère: A Life Adapted - How We Change as the Planet Changes

For high school youth only. Space is limited to 20 participants.

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Alizé Carrère is a National Geographic Explorer researching and documenting climate change adaptation in practice. Raised in a house wrapped around a 300-year old oak tree, her childhood primed her for a unique perspective on what it means to respond and adapt to environmental change. After moving to Montreal to complete a B.A. in Environmental Sciences and International Development at McGill University, she spent time living in Panama before returning to McGill to complete an M.Sc. in Bioresource Engineering. During this time, she lived in the Middle East working on water resource management and electronic waste between Israel and Palestine.

In 2013, Alizé received support from National Geographic to conduct research in Madagascar, where she spent several months uncovering an unlikely agricultural adaptation in response to severe deforestation. Learning from farmers who were turning erosional gullies into fertile pockets of farmland, her work evolved into a greater story of creativity and resourcefulness amongst the oft-repeated narrative of climate doom. She continues to study innovative adaptations to climate change, and is working on a film project that highlights the remarkable resilience of the human species. 

Alizé is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Miami in Ecosystem Science and Policy.