Introduction to The Darwin Project
| The mission
of the Darwin Project is to create a 21st Century Botanical Garden and Conservation
Learning Center in the heart of Boston, focused on the beauty and diversity
of nature and on exploration of new possibilities of a sustainable future
for our small planet.
The Darwin Project is a collaborative process to create the vision, define the programs, design the structures and landscapes, and build this botanical garden and conservation learning center on four acres of land on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the heart of downtown Boston.
Today it is Dr. Edward O. Wilson of Harvard University who has inspired us to move to this next level of appreciation of nature through his founding work in the field of biodiversity. As Honorary Chair of or Scientific and Creative Advisory Board and Senior Science Advisor and mentor to the Darwin Project, he will help to guide us in reaching our goals.
We will create a common ground where we, our children, and national and international visitors of all ages can convene to build community capacity; learn about the importance of biodiversity and our individual and collective roles in its conservation; and look to the future of our global community.
We will bring children and young adults into direct contact with plant and animal life and help them have fun in understanding the importance of biodiversity for them and their friends on the planet.
The project also will strive to reconnect adults with the imagination and freedom of expression we came by naturally as children, but may have lost as the challenges of our fast paced lives and work have filled in those spaces.
Boston is a world-class city that would benefit from creation of a welcoming enclosed garden to brighten our cold winters, and, from a unique environmental learning program at the gateway to the Rose Kennedy Greenway – the new link in Boston’s renowned Emerald Necklace.
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