Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

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Dennis Liu

Dennis Liu

Dennis Liu

Vice President of Education
E.O. WIlson Foundation

Dennis Liu is Vice President for Education of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and the Half-Earth Project.

The Education Initiatives he leads are aimed at a broad range of students and teachers and the general public interested in learning more about how to conserve all of the beautiful species on our precious planet. We should care about nature for the obvious pleasure it brings us but also because our very survival as a species depends on intact nature.

Dennis trained in neuroscience and molecular genetics and was faculty in the department of genetics at the University of Washington. He left bench research to focus particularly on media and film for science education, working with Videodiscovery, Microsoft, and then the Howard Hughes Medical Institute where he founded the BioInteractive educational media division and then led Tangled Bank Studios producing science documentaries for television and big screens.

Dennis likes hiking and kayaking and being out in nature, in particular for spotting birds and dragonflies, and the occasional turtle.