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Welcome to the Capital City Community Calendar. This is a comprehensive events calendar connecting our community with the wide array of events offered at in our vibrant city. If you are hosting an event in Montpelier, you are invited to list your event details here on our community calendar. Before submitting a community event, please refer to the calendar policy.
January 24, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ NBNC
When the Berlin Wall fell under the pressure of peaceful protests thirty years ago, the 900-mile-long border that had separated the two German states also became obsolete. During the four decades that humans were kept out, this narrow strip of land became a refuge for more than 1,200 rare plant and animal species. We’ll hear the story of how a 13-year old ornithologist provided the first, crucial documentation of this remarkable biodiversity, and how birds formed the basis for an unusual cross-border friendship.
Between 2016 and 2018, writer and naturalist Kerstin Lange traced the former border by bicycle and on foot to investigate its human, ecological, and socio-political legacies. Kerstin will share the story of the border itself – its layers of history and its transformation into Germany’s longest, skinniest nature preserve – and reflect on the people she met on her expedition.