This is a story about bringing science and nature into prisons and the remarkable transformations that can take place.

Bio: Carri LeRoy, Ph.D. is a member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College and has co-directed the Sustainability in Prison Project (SPP) with Dan Pacholke since 2011. As an ecologist, Carri studies interactions between forests and streams and has worked in riparian systems in Washington, Arizona and Utah for the past 15 years. She has published over 25 scientific research articles with students and collaborators in the fields of stream ecology, ecological genetics, riparian forest ecology and prairie plant community dynamics.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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