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Mahlburg Scholars

This is a lecture series that brings some of the most interesting and brightest scientists to Burpee for a 1 hour lecture.  Lectures are free with museum admission or $5.oo for the lecture alone.

The lecture series is a long standing tradition of continual learning in the Burpee family.  Come join us, and learn.  

Sunday Nov. 18, 2pm 

Exploring Cuba

Join us to hear Stanley Campbell present a travelogue of his recent trips to Cuba.  Mr. Campbell has been there 9 times since 1993.
 
Cuba has an environment which includes a very wide variety of different natural habitats and is home to large number of species, many of them endangered. Since the arrival of European settlers, Cuba has suffered from deforestation for agricultural production, firewood, and building materials.  As a result there is significant  loss of forests and extinction of some species. Environmental awareness has increased in Cuba, and in the late 1990s and in the 2000s the Cuban government has started new programs to protect the environment and to increase forest coverage.
 
Mr. Campbell is the executive director of Rockford Urban Ministries an outreach of 25 area churches. Mr. Campbell is also the conservation chair of the local Blackhawk Sierra Club.  Mr. Campbell will talk about the embargo, how groups are gaining permission to travel to Cuba, and where some of the more interesting places are to visit.  Rockford Urban Ministries, whom Mr. Campbell works for, sponsored an educational tour in February of this year and hosts a tour in March 2019 through Witness for Peace. 
 
stanley in cuba with car 2013
Stanley overlooking Havana Capitol
burr jane and stan at lobster rest