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State of the Forest

November 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST


Join us virtually for Bernheim’s annual State of the on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. You will hear updates on Bernheim’s conservation research, learn about new innovative projects, get an update on the #SaveBernheim campaign, and see how Bernheim is bridging the nature gap.

As a thank you to our guests for joining, Bernheim will put everyone who registers for State of the Forest into a drawing for special Bernheim giveaways, must be present on the Zoom to win.

Registration for State of the Forest is required. There is no cost for the event, but space is limited.


  • Welcome – Dr. Mark K. Wourms, Executive Director
  • Deep Thoughts from President of the Board – Kurt Mason
  • Biodiversity in the Forest and Pipeline Update – Andrew Berry, Director of Conservation
  • Sensory Garden/Horticulture at BernheimRenee Frith, Director of Horticulture & Sustainable Landscapes
  • Education Beyond our Borders: Urban Conservation Corps, SummerWorks, Bernheim Ambassador Announcement – Kristin Faurest, Director of Education
  • Camp Bernheim and Backside Learning Center – Mariah Levine Garcia, Youth Education & Enrichment Manager with Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs
  • Nelson County High School and Bernheim Collab – Laura Arnold, Director of Workforce Development with Nelson County Schools
  • Playcosystem – Claude Stephens, Facilitator of Outreach & Regenerative Design
  • Louisville Rites of Passage Program and Seven Generations Camp at Bernehim – Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye, Bridge Kids International Executive Director
  • Spirit Nest, Artist in Residence, What’s Next for Arts in Nature Program – Jenny Zeller, Arts in Nature Curator
  • Bridging the Nature Gap – Cadell Walker, Director of Advancement
  • Q & A and Socializing 


November 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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