Thursday, Aug 06 • 12:25 p.m. (ET)
The first English settlement in North America was located in Jamestown, Virginia, starting in 1607, and its history and legacy are complex. It has long been known that the settlers were Protestant, but recently that history has been called into question with the discovery of what appears to be a Catholic relic.
Thursday, Aug 06 • 1 p.m. (ET)
Trees and greenspace shape the physical faces of cities like Washington, D.C. But researchers are learning more about how greenspaces contribute to the mental and physical well-being of the people who live around them. We explore the effects of greenspace on our health, and what we can learn about economic disparities by studying where trees thrive in urban areas.
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